BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A portion of Light Street will temporarily close this weekend for the removal of a pedestrian bridge.

The closure starts Friday at 10 p.m.

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Light Street will be closed to through traffic between Conway and Pratt Streets with detours in effect. This portion of Light Street will remain closed until 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

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Local traffic will be permitted on Light Street south of Pratt Street, and detours will give patrons access to businesses affected by this demolition.

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Motorists should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes.