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Anderson County Law Director Jay Yeager has offered an update on the status of the Johnson Gap Road Bridge, owned by CSX Railroad and closed since earlier this year due to structural concerns found by the state during a routine investigation.
The bridge is owned by the railroad, and it is the only entity that can legally make the repairs and get the bridge back open. Many people in that area, which is northwest of Clinton, depend on that bridge to get to and from their homes.
The latest update, according to Yeager, is that the bridge replacement or repair is under analysis by CSX’s property asset division. No decisions have been made. Yeager says that he has spoken to railroad officials three times by telephone and in several emails.
Road Superintendent Gary Long had what Yeager called “a good discussion with CSX the week before last and (the company) understand(s) our need to reopen the bridge from a community and public safety perspective.”
The bridge is over the railroad tracks toward the bottom of the map embedded above.
WYSH will keep residents updated as developments warrant.
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