Repairs to the bridge over the Yellow River on Starke County Road 700 East are finished, but it’s not open to traffic yet. County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler tells WKVI News the bridge needs to be inspected first.
It’s been closed since April when a tree floating down the river struck the bridge supports. Ritzler has notified the county’s contracted bridge inspection consultant, Indianapolis-based Beam Longest and Neff that the work is done. He says they understand the urgency and are trying to get here as soon as possible to complete the inspection. Ritzler adds the bridge will reopen as soon as he has a letter from them certifying the work.