In a statement, the entity that manages the bridge said that the closure is due to the need for topographic checks, within the scope of the work currently underway on the infrastructure.

As an alternative, Lusoponte suggests using the 25 de Abril Bridge, complying with the restrictions imposed on this crossing, with regard to the transport of dangerous materials, which are only allowed between 02:00 and 05:00.

In April, the company announced the reduction of the width of the lanes until the beginning of November, due to the execution of works, although with the maintenance of the six circulation lanes.