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Christian County Leaders Officially Closing Green Bridge

Drivers in Christian County will now be looking for a different route, as area officials announced the closure of the Green Bridge.

The bridge, which is located on Smyrna Road over the Finley River, will shut down on February 8 at 6:00 a.m. after MoDOT officials said the bridge was unsafe.

The county does not expect the bridge to be repaired due to the damage, meaning a new bridge will have to be constructed.

Plans for the new bridge are already in place, as well as the funding, and construction will begin sometime this year.

Green Bridge was opened in 1912 and is a one-lane crossing over the river. Traffic can be as high as 350-400 cars per day.