Jackson County

Fort Bayou Bridge fixed, traffic flowing again

A maintenance problem closed Fort Bayou Bridge, on North Washington Avenue, just outside the Ocean Springs city limits, for more than an hour Monday afternoon as crews fixed what police believe was a burned out bridge motor on the drawbridge.

All lanes were blocked on the bridge, which is along a main thoroughfare for tourists and locals that ties Interstate 10 to Ocean Springs and Biloxi casinos.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation sent an advisory at 2:47 p.m. asking motorists to seek alternate routes between U.S. 90 and I-10.

MDOT said there were maintenance issues with the bridge.

Ocean Springs police diverted traffic at the intersection of Washington Avenue and U.S. 90 for at least an 1 1/2, an officer said, sending drivers back along U.S. 90 while crews worked on the bridge.