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Walker Levee Bridge to have company

(Susan Parker)
(Susan Parker)
Reported by: Susan Parker
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Updated: 5/13/2013 2:24 pm
OZARK COMMUNITY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Walker Levee Bridge is going to have some company in the Ozark Community.

Itawamba County Supervisors plan to put a new bridge in place to offer access to the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway boat ramp.

That's the word from County Administrator Gary Franks.

He says the county already has a bridge that's been in storage for years. It just needs side rails.

If county officials can find rails to fit the bridge, they can use county labor to put a bridge in place for $100,000 or less.

If they build a bridge instead, Franks estimates that could cost $250,000 or less.

"First of all, I'd like to assure everyone that we are going to build a bridge back and what we're trying to do now is see what the most economical approach to this is."

Franks says he hopes a new bridge will be in place by the fall hunting season.

The existing Walker Levee Bridge remains closed to the public.

The bridge was closed after it was determined it was not capable of handling the weight of what crosses it frequently-a vehicle and a boat.
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