According to Lusoponte, the company that manages the bridge, the closure is due to the need for checks, within the scope of the works currently taking place on the infrastructure.

As an alternative, Lusoponte suggests using the 25 de Abril Bridge, complying with the restrictions imposed on this bridge 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 works.