Surgoinsville bridge to close Thursday morning

Jeff Bobo • Jul 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM

SURGOINSVILLE - Hawkins County Highway Superintendent Lowell Bean said Wednesday that barricade equipment has now been received and the Longs Bend Road bridge in Surgoinsville over the Holston River will be closed beginning Thursday.

Bean says repairs could be completed within two weeks, allowing the bridge to be reopened.

Motorists driving to work in the morning from the south side of the river will be able to cross the bridge on their way to work Thursday morning, but will have to find another way across the Holston River int he evening.

The closest bridges are the Burem Road bridge in Rogersville and the Goshen Valley Road bridge in Church Hill.

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