WEST ELIZABETH (KDKA) — A cable and bracket problem requiring “immediate attention” has the Elizabeth Bridge in West Elizabeth closed, officials said.

No traffic will be allowed on the bridge indefinitely.

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PennDOT said the bridge was indefinitely closed in the interest of public safety.

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Elizabeth Borough Police Chief William Sombo said the bridge will remain closed through the weekend and possibly into next week.

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Police are trying to figure out what happened.

No one has been injured, Sombo said.

The posted detour can be found below.

Northbound Route 51

  • From northbound Route 51 approaching the Elizabeth Bridge, take the ramp to Elizabeth/Glassport
  • Turn right onto North 3rd Avenue
  • North 3rd Avenue becomes McKeesport Road
  • McKeesport Road becomes Lincoln Boulevard
  • Lincoln Boulevard becomes Glassport-Elizabeth Road
  • Turn left and cross the Clairton-Glassport Bridge
  • Turn left onto southbound Route 837 (North State Street)
  • Take the ramp toward Elizabeth/Pittsburgh
  • Merge onto northbound Route 51 toward Pittsburgh
  • End detour

Southbound Route 51

  • From southbound Route 51, take the ramp to North Route 837 toward Clairton
  • Follow Route 837 (State Street) northbound to the Clairton-Glassport Bridge
  • Turn right and cross the bridge
  • Turn right onto Glassport-Elizabeth Road
  • Glassport-Elizabeth Road becomes Lincoln Boulevard
  • Lincoln Boulevard becomes McKeesport Road
  • McKeesport Road becomes North Second Avenue
  • Turn left onto Market Street
  • Follow straight onto the ramp back to southbound Route 51
  • End detour
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