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Placentia lift bridge shut down to marine traffic for repairs

<p>A flotilla of boats made the first pass under the raised lift bridge in Placentia, signifying a new era in marine travel in the community.</p>
A boat passes under the raised lift bridge in Placentia. - File photo

PLACENTIA, NL – The Department of Transportation and Works is advising mariners the Placentia lift bridge has been temporarily closed to all marine traffic as of Monday, Dec. 19.

The bridge remains open to vehicle traffic.

The closure is necessary to complete repairs to the structure.

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