The Hackney Bridge on 222nd Road in the area of the Cowley County Humane Society, was shut down Monday afternoon at 5 by the Cowley County Road and Bridge Department. The condition of the bridge has been a concern to local officials for a while now. The bridge will remain closed until at least May 7th… the next meeting of the Cowley County Commissioners. That’s when county leaders will go over all their options for what to do with the bridge. They have several options… they can repair it, demolish it, replace it, or just leave it closed. The bridge has been around for a long time… It was built back in 1936. While it doesn’t look all that bad at first glance, engineers say there are some serious problems with it. Detour signs have been put up to get drivers around the now-closed bridge.

Source: VNC News