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Floodwaters cause damage to several bridges

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Floodwaters caused damage to several Cherokee County bridges over the weekend. Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan has released the location of bridges that are closed within Cherokee County.

The bridge located on L-56, River Road, between 585th Street and 590th Street, will be closed for a minimum of two months.

Also the bridge located Southwest of the River Road on 585th will be closed for a minimum of two months.

The bridge located on J Ave. between 560th Street and 570th Street will be closed indefinitely.

The final bridge closure is on 560th Street between M Ave. and N Ave. and will also be closed two months or possibly longer according to Shanahan.

The Cherokee County Secondary Roads employees have completed repairs to three bridges that are now open. The bridge located on 570th Street between M Ave. and N Ave. has been repaired. The bridge located on M Ave. south of 570th Street has also been repaired. The final bridge that was repaired is located on 560th Street between L Ave. and M Ave.

Shanahan also issued the following warning for all drivers, while driving east of L-40, that area received the majority of the damage. Also if you're driving down roads where culverts exist, or areas you think water had passed over, use extreme caution when passing over them.

Shanahan also stated that until the Secondary Roads gets out to inspect all the impacted areas, many not until floodwater recede, those areas might not be safe. Shanahan wanted to publicly thank the many people who alerted the County of problem areas.

He also wanted to acknowledge the efforts of the Larry Walker and the Secondary Road Crew over the past few days for stepping up in difficult conditions.

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