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Federal government orders closure of Monroe County bridge

This bridge on Bartahatchie Road over the Buttahatchee River in Monroe County.

Monroe County supervisors have temporarily closed a bridge over the Buttahatchee River.

Posted: Jul 4, 2019 12:33 PM

UPDATE 07/04/19 - This bridge has since been reopened. 

Original article below

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Monroe County supervisors have temporarily closed a bridge over the Buttahatchee River.

The bridge is located on Bartahatchie Road, which is in east Monroe County, south of Greenwood Springs.

According to Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay, the Federal Highway Administration and the Office of State Aid Road and Bridge directed the county’s supervisors to close the bridge effective immediately until further notice.

A contractor will inspect the bridge to see what needs to be done to reopen it.

This is a developing story and this article will be updated when more information becomes available.

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