Wednesday, April 11, 2018

List of bridge closings

Posted below is the list of bridges closed by Governor Phil Bryant yesterday.   The list will be updated as bridges are fixed and more are added to the list after inspection.  There are 23 in Hinds County and none in Madison or Rankin counties.


Anonymous said...

There are 23 in Hinds County and none in Madison or Rankin counties.


Hinds County and Jackson. Both LOST.

Anonymous said...

Make America Great Again.

Put people to work rebuilding roads, bridges, eroding and outdated water/sewer systems. A great place to start would be Hinds County. Plenty of opportunities for rebuilding infrastructure there.

Anonymous said...

If any infrastructure spending is to occur in Hinds County, the jobs should be awarded to companies located outside of these areas. Too much "Socrates" in and around Hinds county and the City of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

This doesn't look like a complete list of closed bridges. I know Holmes County has at least two. Are these just the ones closed because the Feds ordered it or whatever?

Anonymous said...

What's the traffic count of these bridges?

How many of these are county roads?

Shopping Trip Down Roach Street said...

Remember Obama and the phrase "shovel-ready jobs"?

Maybe the people fixing the Hinds County bridges can use the money from their shovel-ready jobs to move to downtown Jackson and live in the new Lamar Life Lofts, walking distance from the Farish Street Entertainment District with its seventeen blues clubs.

Jackson is on the RISE!

Anonymous said...

There was a bridge that was out for over 2 years in Bolton on Champion hill road. Piles of dirt on both sides and just sat like that for 2 years and for 6 months had to detour around it. Their solution was to build up a road on a farmers adjacent land, leave it gravel for about a year, then pave it, then fix the bridge. I don't know how long it actually took to fix it but it wasn't long as I travel through there frequently. Seemed like all the extra work on the side road could have been avoided if they would have just jumped on the bridge quickly while travelers used the detour for a few months. Seemed very inefficient.

Anonymous said...

11:02, that's a bit petty when you consider 40 years ago there was nothing in Madison or Rankin. Some of these bridges are 100 years old.

Anonymous said...

You're saying that any time prior to 1978 there were NO roads and bridges in Madison/Rankin Counties? Really?

Anonymous said...

It's difficult to maintain infrastructure when all of the money is going out the back door.

Anonymous said...

This is a list of bridges that were open that needed closing (after the FHWA mandated inspections), but the counties didn't for whatever reason. Also this list is all county bridges which are maintained by a county engineer hired by the BOS, who could fire him if he closed the wrong bridge. MDOT maintains State Routes.

Madison has closed around 16 bridges, and has since repaired most and reopened a good many.

Anonymous said...

Hey you geniuses, all the bridges begin with “SA”meaning State Aid. Same for the Champion Hill bridge, State Aid. Wonder why the State hasn’t prioritized projects in Hinds County that the State is supposed to fund and oversee? Perhaps the same reason I-55 to Byram has taken a decade while I-55 in Madison was done in a fraction of the time.

As for Socrates, it’s been at least five years since he did any work for Hinds County. Y’all can bitch all you want about Hinds/Jackson, just try to get the facts correct.

Anonymous said...

State Aid provides the funds for County Bridges that the BOS instruct the the county engineer to use State Aid to fund. State Aid then will over see that the project has been built to State Aid standards, which is not the same standard as MDOT maintained bridges. State Aid has no control over the county engineer or the work he does using county funds. County bridges are county bridges until State Aid funds touches them, then and only then does The State Aid engineer have any control.

This is why the Feds stepped in months ago and required MDOT (because federal money flows through MDOT to get to the counties) to inspect all county bridges. MDOT hired several engineering firms to do these inspections. MDOT paid these firms with funds that would normally go into State Aid to pass the counties to replace bridges. Now the counties have all these bridges closed with no State Aid money to replace them, therefore requiring the counties to use funds collected via county taxes and not the user fee (Gas Tax).

I-55 Byram and I-55 Madison were two different projects. Apples and oranges, just because they are both on 55 does not mean you can compare the two.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 9:42 for speaking the truth. It's been a long time since Hinds County was front page news about anything....about as long as the day Stokes left the board and Anderson was replaced.

The State Aid program is broken. Its broke and its broken. Counties have been trained to rely on state money for "state aid roads". And because of that, those roads are falling further and further behind in maintenance.

The state loves to have everybody come kneel at the alter to get their crumbs, but then when the budget is tight there are no crumbs to give out. But rest assured the State Aid bureaucracy hasn't lost any jobs.

Anonymous said...

According to the news, Hinds has repaired 36 bridges over the last three years and 7 are under repair today. Madison has repaired almost all of their inspected bridges. It was interesting to hear how the news people acted like this topic came out of the blue. The state Association of Supervisors have been begging the legislature for help for several years.

The real emergency is in these counties that have maybe 10,000 to 20,000 citizens. They have nearly as many miles of roads and bridges, but a fraction of the tax base. Those roads are likely going to be permanently closed without state help.

Does anybody on here remember the debate on this blog a few weeks ago about the HB that raised the weight limit for trucks on county bridges? Of course it passed.

Anonymous said...

5:04 is hitting the Nail on the Head here. County Board of Supervisors determine where their priorities are to spend Local Ad Val money on. When a road becomes State Aid there are different rules and criteria to meet when spending State Aid-MDOT Special Project monies. Problem here is that MDOT has all these New Offices, Project Offices,Equipment etc sitting around and say they have no Maintenance money for existing Roadways-- I believe Ms travelers would rather have good roads before nice Electronic msg Boards, before all the Cables down the medians to prevent accidents, before all the Public Service messages when the Commissioners are going to their respective Ballgames. Someone needs to be looking at the State Aid formula-that directs a portion of MDOT money to Counties for mandated repair & maintenance of State Aid roads -- MDOT has maybe 25-30% of Road miles in our State, the majority of Road miles are the responsibility of Counties & Municipalities in our State. It's time we recognize this disproportionate division of existing money & correct it.

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