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Brandon Road bridge passes inspection

JOLIET – Brandon Road bridge – the drawbridge that has been shut down five times for repairs since September 2016 – was shut down again Monday. But it was only a test.

And the bridge passed.

The bridge was shut down at about noon for about 10 to 15 minutes for a maintenance check, said Gianna Urgo, spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

“The brief shutdown allowed crews to inspect and grease the centerlock,” Urgo said in an email. “We did not find any problems during the inspection.”

Recurring problems with the centerlock, which connects the two ends of the drawbridge, had been a primary cause for the bridge closures.

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