Eastbound traffic of Donald Ross Bascule Bridge reopens after closure for repairs

Openings for boaters remain suspended indefinitely
Road closed, detour sign, generic
Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-07 09:04:44-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A portion of Donald Ross Bascule Bridge located near Jupiter reopened to traffic Friday night after crews worked to make repairs for a few hours. Openings for boaters remain suspended indefinitely, according to Palm Beach County officials.

Eastbound traffic on the bridge was closed after experiencing a malfunction.

The county said the problem left the bridge locked in the "span open" position, making it inoperable for vehicles traveling eastbound. Westbound traffic was still open.

Palm Beach County Road and Bridge crews worked Friday to correct the issue.

A detour was set up through Prosperity Farms Road, PGA Boulevard and Ellison Wilson Road during the closure.