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University Drive bridge to be closed to motor vehicles Tuesday

University Drive bridge will closed to all motorized traffic on Tuesday so inspectors can check on work completed last year.

Pedestrians will have one sidewalk, cyclists will have to dismount and walk across

University Drive bridge, seen here in 2018, will be closed on Tuesday so inspectors can give last year's work a once-over. (Colin Butler/CBC)

University Drive bridge is set to close to all motorized traffic on Tuesday for an inspection. 

The bridge was closed to vehicle traffic for nearly five months in 2019 after an inspection discovered deterioration in the bearings that help the bridge flex under loads in fluctuating temperatures. 

On Tuesday, inspectors will take a close look at those repairs to see if they're still holding up. 

The closure will mean pedestrians will be forced onto one sidewalk only, while cyclists will have to dismount and walk their bikes across the bridge. 

There will also be service changes to London Transit Commission routes that use the bridge. 

There will be a detour in place for routes 6, 13, 27 and 106, which will return to regular service the following day when the bridge is set to reopen to motorized traffic, Wednesday, Nov. 4. 

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