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Recent rain delays construction on Black Rock bridge

BLACK ROCK, AR (KAIT) -

Construction on the Black River Bridge at Black Rock is delayed because of the wet weather.

That is because some of the building materials are underwater.

According to Walter McMillon with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, the river has been above flood stage for about 3 weeks now.

That is a problem because some of the materials needed to finish the deck are stored under the bridge.

The river is expected to be below flood stage again next week.

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