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October 15, 2015

Chestnut Street Bridge shut down near Penn's Landing due to pier damage

The Chestnut Street Bridge was closed near Penn's Landing early Thursday morning due to a crack in a support pier, PennDOT announced via Twitter.

Authorities discovered the damaged pier on the bridge that leads from Front Street to Columbus Boulevard near the parking area at Penn's Landing Wednesday night.

Due to the damage, Chestnut Street was closed at Front Street for repairs.

Traffic was being detoured north and south on Front Street.

There was no immediate word on when the road would reopen.