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UPDATE: Gov. Bryant orders closure of 83 bridges, one in Itawamba County

At least one bridge in Itawamba County is to be closed immediately after Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency for 83 locally owned bridges throughout the state.

Posted: Apr 10, 2018 4:47 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2018 7:35 PM

UPDATE: According to the Office of State Aid Road Construction, the Itawamba County bridge is over Splunge Creek at Cagle/Lindsey Road.

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JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - At least one bridge in Itawamba County is to be closed immediately after Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency for 83 locally owned bridges throughout the state.

These bridges have been judged deficient by the federal National Bridge Inspection Standards and the Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction.

The specific bridge is unknown at this time. The Office of State Aid Road Construction tells WTVA it is putting together a full list of these bridges and expects to release the list Wednesday.

Other bridges are located in Amite, Carroll, Clarke, Greene, Hinds, Humphreys, Jasper, Jones, Lauderdale, Leake, Lincoln, Newton, Pike, Smith and Wayne counties 

"The proclamation also applies to bridges that are found to be deficient in the future," stated the governor's office.

The bridges will remain closed until they are in compliance with federal and state laws, regulation and standards.

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