It was closed w/ barricades Friday night. That thing is probably almost as old as the city & w/ all of that heavy riveted iron continuously turning on itself...I'd be willing to bet that nobody has a reasonable solution of how to repair it in a way that isn't cost prohibitive...being as though they can't even form a budget to pave the streets downtown.
If memory serves me...the last time it shut down was for at least a year...and it was likely repaired w/ a band aid, or an obnoxious amount of grease.
The incompetence & corruption in this city is beyond measure.
Ships can get by so they will take their time and repair it on their timetable which means SLOW. I am a building, not a road/bridge guy but my guess is it will cost a couple million MINIMUM to repair so the city will be in no hurry until they are forced to do something.