Conklin's Milburn Bridge Closed

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 11, 2008 at 6:36 PM EDT

If you drive around Conklin, be aware that a bridge has closed.

After an inspection, the DOT reduced the weight limit on the Milburn Drive Bridge to a 3 ton limit.

Tuesday, the Conklin Town Board voted to close the bridge.

The town also hired Delta Engineers to do a study on the structure.

"I do not feel comfortable opening it and just putting a 3 ton limit. I am just not comfortable with that so as long as nobody's landlocked there, I think this is the safest way to go," says Supervisor Debbie Preston.

The engineering study should take about a month.

After it's complete, the Town will decide whether to repair the bridge, or just keep it closed.

Until then, traffic will be detoured onto Fallbrook Road and Conklin Forks Road.

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