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One lane of the Norman Wood Bridge will reopen Friday afternoon to vehicles weighing less than five tons, according to a news release from the state Department of Transportation.

Only vehicles under 8 feet wide will be allowed to cross the bridge, which carries Route 372 — Holtwood Road – over the Susquehanna River, according to PennOT. Heavier or wider vehicles will still have to take a detour, either going north to Route 30 or south into Maryland to take Route 1 over the Conowingo Dam.

The lane will carry traffic in alternating directions over the bridge.

The bridge, which is the only crossing of the river in southern York County, has been closed since a Sept. 28 inspection revealed a large crack running down one of the east-west bridge's northern girders.

Work began Oct. 5, and should be wrapped up by early November, according to PennDOT.

— Reach Sean Cotter at scotter@yorkdispatch.com.

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