The Crawford Street bridge over an unnamed tributary to Gypsum Creek, which is located 100 feet east of Gypsum Valley Road, was inspected Tuesday in accordance with the FHWA-mandated bridge inspection program requirements.
As a result of this inspection, the bridge was closed late Tuesday afternoon to permit the Saline County Road and Bridge Department Engineering staff the opportunity to perform a more detailed assessment of the condition of the bridge. The closure of this bridge does not cut off access to any private properties.
Federal law requires that bridges that cannot be certified to carry at least a three-ton load must be closed to protect public safety. It is not known at this time how long this bridge will be closed.