Tacoma Narrows Bridge reopens after emergency repairs

A portion of the older section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was shut down for a few days for emergency repairs. 

On Thursday, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reopened all lanes across the westbound SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge. These lanes were reduced down to two lanes for emergency repairs to the bridge deck. 

Crews discovered an issue with a bridge joint in the middle of the "1950s westbound span," according to WSDOT. 

During the closure, crews repaired an expansion joint on the bridge deck. After it was repaired, crews poured new concrete, which required a couple days to cure.

The closure lasted around the clock and for several days. 

Remember to slow down in work zones, and pay attention to merging cars and construction workers.