Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Livingston Road Bridge Closed for a Year

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

The City of Jackson has received correspondence from the Mississippi Department of State Aid Road Construction that the Livingston Road Bridge needs to be closed immediately. The recommended closure is based on identified structural deficiencies from a recent bridge inspection.

The Department of Public Works will review the structural deficiencies provided in the report and determine the best method of repair to reopen the bridge to traffic. The bridge will be closed a minimum of 12 months depending on the availability of funding.

The bridge will be closed to traffic from Fairfield Drive to Post Oak Road. All motorist should adhere to detour signage and traffic barriers. Please advise motorist not to cross the bridge while closed due to possible structural failure.


Anonymous said...

It will be much longer than 12 months. This is in a very bad part of town. No one that pays taxes goes there.

Anonymous said...

Comments like 9:38 AM are part of the problem. So what if they don't pay taxes? Most taxes are wasted making weapons and fighting some other country's wars.

Just because you pay taxes doesn't make you better than anyone. Same with being born here and having a piece of paper saying you are "legal". None of it makes you better.

How pathetic must you be to cling to your ancestors achievements while you achieve nothing but debt and consumption while most of your children are fat, stupid, and useless.

Anonymous said...

10:28, do you feel better now? Feel like you elevated the discourse?

Louis LeFleur said...

This is really not "a very bad part of town", 9:38. The residential area is what used to be called Valley North, just north of Lake Hico, between Watkins Dr. and Livingston Road. This is a somewhat upscale AA neighborhood. The commercial areas on the fringes of this community at Watkins Dr. and Forrest Ave. and those at Livingston and Beasley are a little iffy. Your knowledge of this area and its people must be very close to zero other than just knowing that it is not northeast Jackson.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:22 Stop trolling. The area north of Lake Hico on Forest Avenue, Lakeview Apts. and Berwood Apts., are both as bad if not worse than Rebelwood. And Lake Forest Estates? Good luck in that area. This afternoon, why don't you head over to Berwood, and say hello to the neighborhood greeter. There will be a young man sitting on the Berwood sign. He's super friendly.

Anonymous said...

10:28 failed Dale Carnegie.

Anonymous said...

9:38, I live 600 miles from Jackson and I hope I you live in Jackson.

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

I have to agree with 9:38 in regards to taking over 12 months to repair. Completion will be in line with award of the job to the contractor.

Anonymous said...

WLBT’s piece on this bridge stated that it would cost $750K if they could splice the wooden piers. It showed the poured concrete bridge sitting atop wooden piers. It looked very unsafe and extremely poorly maintained. My totally uninformed opinion is that there is no chance of replacing the support structure. The houses shown were not low rent and the resident interviewed seemed like a responsible citizen.
She stated that this neighborhood now only has one working entrance/exit. My guess is 1.5 million and two years at best. Just another burden added to the lives of people in this area. I bet there are another 200 of similarly dangerous bridges in hinds county alone. Sad

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Socrates is calculating his bid to repair the bridge just as soon as he gets the politician's kickback numbers.

Anonymous said...

No way splicing old wooden pilings is $750,000. Hinds County has been replacing wooden pilings with concrete pilings all over the rural areas for about $200,000 per bridge. Last I heard they had completed about 15 of these projects.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 10:28 except for one point: if you pay your fair share of taxes you ARE better than someone who doesn't. I don't have a lot of love for the bums OR the billionaires we're supporting. They both need to jump up in here with me and pay some of this 30% self employment tax. If the Amazons and Walmarts of the world are so efficient, they shouldn't have any trouble competing with my small business while paying the same tax rate.

Anonymous said...

Always take whatever completion time estimate the City provides and triple it.

Anonymous said...

Confusing. A map might help. There's a Fairfield and Post Oak Drive in Madison. But you said Jackson. Plus you said 12 month closure which further nails it to Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Dear Louie Louie: Join the modern era. The use of terms such as 'upscale AA neighborhood' is considered racially insensitive. Sorta like the way in which Biden described Obama some years back.

Anonymous said...

Hell, it may never get fixed, but it does not make anyone better than anyone else. No being able to maintain or fix roads is no yard stick of anything.

Anonymous said...

WBLT= has no idea.

Anonymous said...

You're an idiot 6:42pm. Functional, good roads are one of the hallmarks of civilization. The Romans were able to conquer and control much of the known world because of their systems of roads. Not being able to keep them in good shape is a symbol of a declining civilization, if you can call what is left in Jackson civil.

Anonymous said...

11:18 am, how much emulation of the Romans are you prepared to endure?

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