Traffic flowing freely over Fort Bayou Bridge

Traffic flowing freely over Fort Bayou Bridge

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - An issue with a stuck gate arm on the Fort Bayou Bridge has been fixed, and traffic is once again flowing freely in both directions.

Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, the bridge was opened to let a boat through, and when the bridge went back down, the gate arm on the northbound lane got stuck.

Ocean Springs police had to alternate northbound and southbound traffic to let drivers through, and southbound traffic was backed up all the way to Highway 90.

Maintenance workers first estimated it would take a couple of hours to fix the problem, but luckily for afternoon commuters, the issue was resolved quickly.

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