County closes Salt Creek bridge as it sags

This bridge across Salt Creek has been closed. (Precinct three courtesy photo)

Montague County Commissioners met two days early last Friday after moving their meeting due to the Veteran’s Day holiday.
Topics for the agenda were varied ranging from requests for road repairs to a proclamation for National Adoption Month.
The administrator of TK Ranch, located south of Bowie, Elizabeth Dunn, and Sue Metcalf, also on the ranch staff, addressed the court in public comments asking Commissioner Roy Darden to make repairs on the road that runs in front of the property, Huddleston Road.
Dunn said the ranch began in 1984 as a Christian home for mentally challenged people and has continued to serve those with special needs. She said the current condition of the road is impacting the three vans they use to transport residents to various activities.
“We would like this to be a chance to see how citizens and public officials can work to resolve problems. We believe we are an asset to the community and our hope is the one mile stretch of road gets the attention it needs,” said Dunn.
A bridge that goes across Salt Creek in precinct three was closed on Nov. 7 due to damage from ongoing rains and high water. Located on Rock School Springs Road, Commissioner Mark Murphey said the bridge has become so undermined it is sagging 12 to 16 inches in the middle along with breaking apart underneath and on the sides.

Read the full story in the mid-week News.


The opposite side of the failing bridge. (Courtesy photo)