PORTLAND Crews are making emergency repairs to the Fremont Bridge and the right lane of I-5 southbound will remain closed until the project is finished.

A bridge joint somehow broke loose, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Crews said they expect the repairs to take several hours, but they hope to have the lane re-opened by 8 p.m.

Drivers were warned to expect delays all day, especially during the evening commute across the top deck of the bridge.

Just last month, a joint broke loose from the concrete near the onramp from Highway 30 to Interstate 405 on the Fremont Bridge. Emergency repairs were also conducted to fix that joint.

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