Wilkes Bridge reopens overnight

Early Thursday morning the Wilkes Bridge on Cowan-Lorraine Road in Gulfport back open. The bridge closed around 2 p.m. Wednesday after getting locked in the open position.  T.J. Ladd with MDOT said the bridge was raised to full height to allow a large ship to pass through. Then, as the draw was being lowered, a power outage brought everything to a halt. The issue caused major traffic delays. According to 2014 numbers from the Gulf Regional Planning …