8:30 AM: Thanks for the tip. Even if you’re authorized to use the low bridge, you can’t right now – it’s “stuck,” according to SDOT.
9:24 AM: Still stuck and no official updates (we have a message out to SDOT).
9:36 AM: SDOT spokesperson Ethan Bergerson tells us, “We’re currently waiting on an update from the bridge electrician who is working to diagnose the problem.”
10:21 AM: SDOT’s live video camera shows the bridge has reopened to (authorized) traffic.
10:46 AM: SDOT attributes the problem to “electrical issues” and adds, “Bridge operators may perform a test opening and closing of the bridge this morning during a lull in traffic to confirm that the problem has been fixed and operations have returned to normal.”
11:06 AM: Update from SDOT (which says the closure lasted about 2 1/2 hours): “We have successfully completed the test opening/closing of the bridge.”