Staff Report

The Wappoo Cut Bridge is closed because a car hit the arms when they were lowered to stop traffic, said James Law, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.

“They are not working and that’s why it is closed,” Law said.

The DOT has made a request to the U.S. Coast Guard to close the bridge to boat traffic but open it for cars, he said.

Law said the arms that regulate traffic flow have electrical problems because of the collision.