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Arkansas bridge near Ravenden reopens after damage causes shut down

Two more Arkansas bridges were shut down to traffic due to damage found in the structure.

ARKANSAS, USA — According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), two more bridges were closed after structural deficiencies were discovered during routine inspection.

A bridge on Highway 308 in Poinsett County is closed and no traffic is allowed through this location.

Farm equipment should use local roads and all other traffic may use Interstate 555 and Hwy. 135 as an alternate route.

ARDOT also said an inspection revealed emergency repairs were needed for the Highway 63 Bridge over Spring River near Ravenden in Lawrence County. 

It was closed on Tuesday, but the repairs were made and it is now reopened to traffic.

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This article has been edited with information on another bridge that was fixed in Arkansas.