- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) - A major interstate bridge linking New Jersey and Pennsylvania has been shut down after workers spotted a crack in it.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says it’s unclear how long it will take to repair the Delaware River Bridge, which goes from Bucks County on Interstate 276 to Burlington Township in New Jersey.

The commission says workers with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which owns the eastern half of the bridge, spotted a crack in a truss on Friday.

It must be repaired before traffic can resume.

A spokesman couldn’t immediately say how many motorists use the bridge daily.

The commission is suggesting detours and is cautioning drivers to prepare for slow-moving or stopped traffic, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.

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