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Highway 76 Bridge Has Been Removed

Motorists traveling east from Ava on Highway 76 toward Skyline should most certainly heed the warning signs because there is no bridge across Bryant Creek. The bridge has been removed and is being replaced through the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program. The work was originally scheduled to take place last fall, was later rescheduled for March, and then was moved to the summer so it would not impact Ava and Skyline school bus routes. The project is not expected to be completed until early August. Depending on the destination, the best detour around the closed bridge is Highway 14 to Route C or Route 95; or north on Highway 5 then east on U.S. 60 at Mansfield.