We want our bridge re­paired

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - OPINION - Char­lotte Robin­son

I write in re­gard to the Flint Creek Bridge down by Ozark Academy be­tween Gen­try and Dawn Hill — or the old Dawn Hill.

When we had our last flood, the bridge was deemed un­safe to cross, and so ev­ery one who lives down on the south side of the bridge, and needs ac­cess to Gen­try (or the North side and need to get to the academy, etc.) via this bridge, has to go fur­ther south, and then to Arko­tex Road, where they can get on High­way 59, and go to Gen­try.

I guess the pow­ers that be in the county don’t deem this as a ne­ces­sity to get re­paired, but since April we have been hav­ing to find

other routes.

Many peo­ple drive from Siloam Springs to work at the lo­cal cab­i­net fac­tory, and new routes have had to be found for this work.

There are large trucks that de­liver food to Ozark Academy, and they have to drive out of their way to de­liver food.

It has been a long sum­mer, and we want our bridge re­paired. If you do a Google search for which county is the rich­est county in Arkansas, Ben­ton comes up. So, they have monies to get on the ball and re­pair this. Let’s put pres­sure on them to get busy with this.

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