Blue Bridge Northbound Will Not Open Until 5AM Tuesday

395 North and the northbound lanes of the blue bridge will not open until Tuesday at 5:00 AM, a near 24 hour delay from the previously scheduled time of 5:30 AM Monday.

The lanes have been closed since Thursday night for contractors to replace the expansion joints on that side of the bridge. When they started removing concrete Friday, they discovered the new expansion joints are slightly different than the old system and the work is going to take longer then previously thought.

Department of Transportation engineer Moe Davari tells us he does not expect any such delays next week when contractors begin work on the south side of the bridge heading into Kennewick.