Route 6 – 56th Street is being significantly impacted by the closure of the 56th St bridge over the Hillsborough River. The southbound span was closed yesterday due to the discovery of structural problems, and will remain closed until futher notice. Patrons trying to catch Route 6 should expect moderate to severe delays, as well as a temporary detour for southbound buses, though an official notice is yet to be issued by HART. Patrons using northbound Route 6 should also expect delays in service.
Bridge Issues Force Closure
The Tampa Tribune
Published: January 23, 2009
TAMPA – The southbound 56th Street Bridge in East Tampa could be shut down for days while inspectors determine the severity of problems discovered Thursday morning by a maintenance crew.
Workers were replacing a handrail when they noticed the road and four of the bridge’s beams had separated by an inch or two, possibly because of recent changes in temperature.
Officials aren’t sure when the bridge, which spans the Hillsborough River, will be reopened.