JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Less than a week ago, WJTV told you about the collapse of the Robinson Road extension bridge.
WJTV wanted to know when it would be fixed and how much it would cost; and found what could be a bigger problem.
At this time, the city of Jackson does not know how long the bridge will be out or how much it will cost to fix it.
That raised a bigger question … how many more bridges in Jackson need repair and what’s being done to fix them?
WJTV’s Beth Alexander found those answers.
The bridge on Officer Thomas Catchings Senior Drive near Galvez Street is one of the most insufficient bridges in Jackson according to the Department of State Aid Road Construction.
The latest inspection shows the deck is in poor condition.
Out of a score of 100, the bridge only got a 13.9.
That’s the same score that the Robinson Road Extension Bridge got when it was inspected last.
On Friday, March 11, when all that rain fell, it collapsed.
However, this isn’t the only bridge in Jackson with a low inspection rating.
The bridge on Derrick Street near Woodlawn got a score of 37.9 out of 100. The deck is in poor condition, the substructure and channel are in fair condition according to the report.
If you take a look at the bridge today, you will see how the pavement separates from wood beams.
Also, the bridge has no railings.
WJTV requested a copy of the bridge inspection reports from the city of Jackson. They say they are checking into them.
In the meantime, other bridges remain closed.
Like this one on Hanging Moss Road. When it was last inspected, it got a seven out of 100.
The last time we got an update on that bridge, WJTV was told the city was working with a consultant to quickly get a design for a new bridge. That was October 2015.
This is a developing story.
Please stay with WJTV, we will bring you the latest when more information is available to us.
Click here to see the latest inspections of the bridges in Jackson.