Mispillion River

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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - State naturals resources officials say the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will close for the winter.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife says the center, located in Milford, will close from Friday through Feb. 28.

State officials say the closure comes after a reduction in available federal Sport Fish Restoration Funds.

The center is at intersection of the mouths of the Mispillion River and Cedar Creek. Its location offers viewing of spawning horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds.

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This morning work crews will shut down a bridge along Washington Street over the Mispillion River in Milford through November 30thfor repairs.

The Delaware Department of Transportation is replacing the existing superstructure with steel beams and a concrete deck.

In addition, there will be minor renovations of the roadway ap­proach and sidewalks as well as repair of cracks and spalls in the concrete abutments and placement of riprap in the stream to prevent scour.