DURHAM One lane each way on the Durham Freeway will be closed between Briggs and Alston avenues Sunday night for repairs on the R. Kelly Bryant Jr. Pedestrian Bridge.
Lane closing is at 5 and work on the bridge's decorative lighting should be finished by 9 a.m. Monday, according to a city release.
The city just opened the bridge in September, but the blue lights supposed to turn its arch aglow at night (as in the picture) have been out for more than a month. The city public-works department said in October the outage was due to an "unknown malfunction."
The malfunction remains unknown, engineering manager Ed Venable said today, but lightning is suspected. Fortunately, the lighting is still under warranty.