Two county bridges have been closed by order of the state of Arkansas. One is on Thida Road near Union Hill while the other is on Camp Tahkodah Road by Kyler Road.
According to Independence County Judge Robert 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.
“I’ve got a local bridge contractor that is looking at the two bridges to come up with a plan [for repairs], and I have pre-approved whatever plan they come up with,” the judge told White River Now’s Gary Bridgman.
Griffin told White River Now his first move in closing the bridges was to contact area superintendents for alternate school bus routes to be implemented.
The judge said the bridges will be repaired and operational as quickly as possible.
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