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Bridge on Juniper Creek Road in Gadsden shut down, deemed unsafe

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Posted at 8:34 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 16:51:28-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — The bridge on Juniper Creek Road has been shut down after it was deemed unsafe.

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said the Gadsden County Public Works Department has worked closely with the Florida Department of Transportation on Thursday to ensure bridges were safe.

After another bridge failure earlier in the week, they collaborated to recheck the other bridges in the county. FDOT has deemed the bridge on Juniper Creek Road to be unsafe at this time and therefore shutting the bridge down.

GCSO said the time frame for reopening is unknown at this time as the two agencies are working to ensure all bridges and roads are safe.

They are asking first responders to please make sure their staff is aware of the closure as timely response could be compromised by not taking the best route.

The State of Florida will be contacted to make sure the issue is expressed to the public.