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UPDATED: Mathews Bridge Closed Indefinitely

News4Jax / WJXT


The Florida Department of Transportation has issued an advisory that Jacksonville's Mathews Bridge is closed indefinitely following a closure earlier today after a ship struck the span. 

According to our news partner News4Jax, the vessel was in tow when it hit the bridge, causing visible damage to its structure.

Michael Goldman says that one of the supports was damaged by the collision, and that vehicles are being kept off to ensure that the weight does not cause additional damage.

Police are directing traffic to use the Hart Bridge.

Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.
Patrick Donges served as WJCT's Digital Content Editor from August 2013 - August 2014.