An announcement was made on Friday, September 20, that the northbound lane of the bridge on Marion Road just north of Maple Street would be closed due to signs of distress.
The bridge was inspected Friday and it was determined that the lane would be closed until further notice.
To keep traffic from being completely shut down on the road, crews put up traffic cones to mark the closed lane of traffic and installed some portable stoplights so they can keep the vehicles going on what was the southbound lane.
While I was at the bridge this afternoon, traffic was steady and there were some back-ups at the stop lights that had some people frustrated.
While the move to keep people safe is appreciated, only closing one lane of the bridge if it was ruled structurally inefficient is still a concern to drivers who use the road.
"Yeah, I kind of wonder driving on the rest of it. I wouldn't drive on it at all. If half of it is not safe, I wouldn't trust either side," Bill Steinke and Cindy Hanisch said.
No word yet on when the bridge will be fully open to traffic, although some structural improvements may need to be made in order to ensure the bridge is strong enough to handle the regular rate of traffic.