Yancey Co. Bridge Damaged During Maintenance; Bridge Closed For Repair

A bridge is closed after a work truck collided with one of its beams during a routine maintenance in Yancey County near Bald Creek Elementary.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation were performing maintenance on the bridge last week when a load asphalt truck struck the deck and caused a fracture to one of the beams on the bridge.

NC DOT says while the bridge is being repaired and it will closed for 4-6 weeks (weather permitting).

A 2.8-mile detour has been set up.  Motorists are asked to travel Highway 19 North to Possum Trot Road and then back onto Pleasant Valley Road.

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