With a cracking and rotting foundation, the county says they'll need to be replaced within the next decade. The bridges were built in the 50s and 60s.
The Centerville Road bridge has already been closed for safety reasons; another in the Village of Timber even caved in. "Many of the bridges were built with timber piling" says Richard Lundin, the county's Engineer. "Over the years they crack, water infiltrates into the timber piles and they start rotting from the inside out. We're at the point now where these timber piles are deteriorating to the point where the bridges are starting to get weak."
Lundin says he expects to begin working on the bridges this summer. For a list of the bridges up for repair, click here.