Harrison County

Update: Cowan-Lorraine bridge re-opens overnight

The Wilkes Bridge over the Industrial Seaway on Cowan-Lorraine Road in Gulfport became stuck while raised in 2004.
The Wilkes Bridge over the Industrial Seaway on Cowan-Lorraine Road in Gulfport became stuck while raised in 2004. File

Motorists will be able to resume their normal routes to work Thursday morning after the Wilkes Bridge on Cowan-Lorraine Road re-opened overnight.

The Wilkes Bridge, the second bridge north of Pass Road on Lorraine Road, had been in the open position since early afternoon. Gulfport police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said workers performed maintenance on the bridge. An officer reported at one point Wednesday afternoon that there was no power to the bridge.

Bromen said utility crews were able to finish work and an alert was issued about 3 a.m. notifying the public the bridge had been restored to service.

Anita Lee: 228-896-2331, @calee99

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