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Wooden bridges ready to get the proverbial ax

Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell (Source: KAIT) Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell (Source: KAIT)
HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -

There are about a dozen wooden bridges left in Poinsett County and officials there are working to replace them. 

Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell said Wednesday that the wooden bridges have deteriorated, making travel on them dangerous. 

Road crews have worked to replace the wooden bridges with steel and concrete counterparts, with funding coming from the county road department budget. Cantrell said crews have already torn down a bridge on Reddman Lane in the Harrisburg area with more bridges on the list. 

However, the battle involves having the funding to tear down the bridges, Cantrell said. 

"We draw them up, we lay them out, we have our own metal, we do it all ourselves, and my county crew has gotten pretty good at doing that is the reason we can do them at the cost we do them at," Cantrell said. 

County officials are working to get state funding to cover some of the costs for the bridge work. 

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