A mechanical problem prevents the bridge from closing properly in high temperatures. Therefore, the bridge may not open if the temperature exceeds 25C (77F).
Major work—Replacement/Rehabilitation—began in 2015 and will continue into 2018. The bridge's mechanical problem may be resolved in 2018, but it is unknown how that work will affect navigation.
It remains essential to contact the bridge on VHF–16, or by phone at 902–345–2681 to determine its operational status.