Closed For Safety
This bridge on Hunter Street in Farmington next to Creekside Park was closed last week because of safety issues, said Floyd Shelley, city public works director. The city had already planned to replace the bridge with larger box culverts and extend the sidewalk that runs alongside the street. Shelley said the approaches to the bridge on both sides are damaged because of heavy rain and are not safe, especially for larger vehicles such as school buses. He hopes construction to replace the bridge can begin in 60 days but that depends on engineering, the bid process and weather.