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Stanly County Bridge is Closed for Deck Repairs

ALBEMARLE – The N.C. Department of Transportation closed a bridge earlier today on Old Mill Road over Big Bear Creek as a safety precaution.​​

After NCDOT engineers inspected the single-lane bridge this morning, they determined sections of the decking, which is what people ride over, and the railing need to be repaired before reopening it to traffic.​​

The bridge is classified as functionally obsolete, which means, although safe, it was built to design standards no longer used, such as narrower travel lanes.

A detour will not be posted since the bridge carries an average of 150 vehicles per day.​​​

Repairs are anticipated to wrap up by the end of the month. ​

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1/13/2020 3:40 PM