O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Flood Damaged Bridges Big Focus for Supervisors


October 11, 2018

Late September flooding across northwest Iowa did a number on O’Brien County. Three bridges crossing Waterman Creek forced road closures. County road M12 connecting Highway 18 at the north and Highway 10 at the south, was closed south of Hartley at the bridge near Meadowbrook Golf Course. The bridge approaches were severely damaged. Upon further inspection, the bridge foundation will need to be rebuilt, including the approaches. Crews are working on that bridge first. Paving to the approaches will not occur until the repairs settle.

Further south, a picturesque trestle bridge was complet...

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