A recent inspection of the bridge revealed cracks in its infrastructure. The State Department of Transportation said the bridge needs to be repaired, but that drivers should not be concerned.
"We feel like right now, the bridge is safe," State Bridge Management Engineer Daniel Holderman said. "We certainly, as we report to everybody, we don't leave bridges open that are unsafe."
All lanes will be open on the weekends to accommodate beach traffic. DOT officials hope the bridge will be completely repaired by the fall.