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Northbound Long Beach Bridge reopens

Officials warned of possible traffic delays in Long

Officials warned of possible traffic delays in Long Beach due to a malfunction with the drawbridge that connects the barrier island with Island Park to the north. (May 28, 2012) Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

After four hours, the drawbridge that connects Long Beach with Island Park was put back into service, Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said Monday night.

The northbound side of the Long Beach Bridge, off Long Beach Boulevard, became stuck in the upright position about 6:30 p.m. Monday because of a mechanical malfunction, Tangney said.

The six-lane roadway had to be reduced...

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