Bridge opening estimate announced

BEAN BLOSSOM — The bridges that have been closed on State Road 135 North in Bean Blossom will not be open in time for the start of school.

The Indiana Department of Transportation’s Harry Maginity said last week that the opening day estimate is the end of August.

INDOT has been rebuilding two bridges that are close together on 135 over Little Beanblossom Creek since the first week of April.

Highway drivers have been detouring via Railroad Road, a county road. More than a half-dozen crashes have been counted on that road since the bridge work began.