Nichole Hannahs

Crock Road Bridge Closing

by Nichole Hannahs on February 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

A bridge in Muskingum County will be torn out on the heels of an emergency situation.

County Engineer Doug Davis said that the Crock Road Bridge in White Cottage, will close and will be torn out Tuesday. During an annual inspection the bridge inspection team found the beams were deteriorating rapidly and will need to be taken out of service. The bridge was two or three years always from repair.

"I can not give a date currently at this time as to when the bridge will be reopen, but as soon as possible because we’re currently finishing the design for the replacement structure and waiting on materials to be delivered," said Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis.

Davis can also not estimate the cost since they are waiting on those materials. He said until the bridge is replaced residents of the area will need to travel Crock Road and connect to State Route 93. This is just one of several bridge projects that will need to take place in the next few years.

"We have six men on bridge crew and they work everyday just on bridges if they aren’t plowing snow they’re working on bridges and that’s working on bridges and that’s exactly what we’re doing I’m committed to keeping our bridges safe," said Davis.

Davis said that they are paying special attention to the bridges at Philo and Gaysport. He said that as a community money will need to begin to be put aside for repair of the Philo Bridge. Part of the Gaysport Bridge will undergo repair this year.