Bridge reopened followed over steel beam concerns

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said the Thompson Creek Bridge...
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said the Thompson Creek Bridge was closed after crews found issues with the bridge’s structural steel beams(Source: KAIT-TV)
Published: Nov. 1, 2022 at 7:22 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 18, 2022 at 9:37 PM CST
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CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) – A bridge in Brookland is back open following a structure-related scare.

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said the Thompson Creek Bridge was closed after crews found issues with the bridge’s structural steel beams. The bridge is located north of Brookland near the connection of Highway 49B with Highway 49.

The bridge is located north of Brookland near the connection of Highway 49B with Highway 49.
The bridge is located north of Brookland near the connection of Highway 49B with Highway 49.(Source: Arkansas Department of Transportation/Facebook)

According to ArDOT, the bridge was closed “in the interest of public safety”.

As of Friday, Nov. 18, the bridge is back open.