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Memphis Avenue bridge closed in Cleveland due to issue that impacts structure’s strength

Published: May. 10, 2022 at 5:50 AM EDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 10:29 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Motorists who regularly travel on Memphis Avenue in Cleveland may have to find an alternate route for the time being.

A “structural deficiency” that impacts the bridge’s strength was discovered, prompting Cuyahoga County officials to close the stretch of roadway on Monday so an inspection can be done and repairs can be made.

A detour is set up for drivers in both directions on Memphis Avenue near the Memphis Kiddie Park between Tiedeman Road and Bellaire Road.

The detour took 19 News crews approximately 10 minutes to work around.

Officials have not said how long the bridge will remain closed.

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