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Roosevelt Island Bridge Closed For Testing Tomorrow

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Via Flickr user Doug Kerr

March 29, 2016 Staff Report

The Roosevelt Island Bridge, which connects the island to Astoria, will be temporarily closed on Wednesday.

The Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will conduct routine testing on the bridge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

During the test, the bridge will completely close for up to 15 minutes at a time. A second test may occur, but only after the first full test is concluded and any queued traffic, both pedestrian and vehicle, has emptied, the DOT said.

In order for the test to be completed the bridge has to be cleared of all traffic.

The DOT has alerted Emergency services and first responders of the tests.

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