Okolona bridge still under construction

A bridge in Okolona is still closed after a sinkhole appeared nearly four weeks ago.

Posted: Jul. 19, 2018 9:26 PM
Updated: Jul. 20, 2018 8:56 AM

OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) - A bridge in Okolona is still closed after a sinkhole appeared nearly four weeks ago.

According to Okolona's Public Works Superintendent Richie Cousin, the bridge has been under construction since Monday.

He says that the plan was to have it finished by Friday but rain is delaying the completion until next week.

Cousin said they noticed the sinkhole about two weeks ago while they were cutting the grass.

The bridge is located  on Main Street, next to the Okolona Police Department and Fire Department.

Cousin says that emergency vehicles have been delayed due to the fact that the bridge goes over railroad tracks, with a detour that takes a few minutes longer.

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