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Press Release
April 2, 2013
RFK Harlem River Lift Span Full 20 Minute Closure Wednesday Morning for Marine Traffic

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River lift span will be closed in both directions Wed., April 3rd at approximately 3:30 a.m. for marine traffic. The time is contingent on when the  vessel arrives at the bridge.

The closure, which will last about 15-20 minutes, is required under federal maritime law.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during this time to avoid delays.

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