November 16, 2016
WE ARE FINISHED AND THE BRIDGE IS OPEN.
Thank you for your patience. Due to wet weather last week, we ran week longer than expected, but the work is complete and the bridge and road are safe for travel. Happy driving. Your crew at Precinct 3.
November 2, 2016
WORK HAS STARTED - GIVE US A WEEK - WEATHER PERMITTING!!!
October 26, 2016
Work will begin on preparing new supports and channel beams for the bridge on Monday, October 31, 2016. Thank you for your patience as we work through the drawings, inspections, and engineering on this project. Driver safety is
On August 23, 2016 a private party sand contractor caused extensive guardrail damage to the Old Railroad Road Bridge. We have met with TXDOT and inspectors have determined that the bridge is structurally sound. However, the guardrail situation still needs to be addressed before the bridge can be reopened. We will be conducting the repairs in the winter of 2016 along with adding retaining walls to the south side of the bridge and applying "10 MPH" posted speed limit signs.
In speaking with TXDOT a long-term solution for this bridge would be to replace the bridge with a wider surface. Commissioner Jones is in discussions with TXDOT on funding options that may be available to the county for future use on this project.