One of two county bridges closed Thursday is now repaired and has reopened


Independence County Judge Robert Griffin said one of two bridges that closed to traffic yesterday is now re-open and work on the other bridge will likely begin Monday.

Two county bridges were closed Thursday by order of the state of Arkansas. The recently reopened bridge is on Thida Road near Union Hill while the other, still-closed, bridge is on Camp Tahkodah Road by Kyler Road.

According to Griffin, the state is mandated by the Federal Highway Act to inspect bridges. After inspection, these two bridges were mandated for needed repairs for structural deficiencies.

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The judge said work on the Camp Tahkodah bridge might be delayed until Monday due to weather conditions and the height of the creek, which the judge says is too high at this time.

Griffin thanked the Independence County Road Crew, Beverly’s Construction Company and crew, and state partners here and in Little Rock for expediting the work on the two bridges.

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