Gallants Channel Bridge Reopens After Being Stuck

A bridge that crosses the distance between Beaufort and Morehead City got stuck Friday morning, closing the road to traffic for nearly an hour.

The NCDOT said the Gallants Channel Bridge was stuck open a few minutes before 7 a.m. Friday.

According to Beaufort Police, the bridge was passable for traffic by 7:10 Friday morning.

The DOT said as a result, both directions of US 70 in Beaufort were closed for nearly an hour.

No word yet on what caused the drawbridge malfunction.

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