East 147th Street Bridge Reopens
Engineers say the East 147th Street Bridge is safe to reopen to drivers. Public Works crews reopened the bridge a week after it had been shut down due to damage caused by a brush fire underneath. Structural Engineers say the damage is only minor and cosmetic to a bridge abutment and beam and in no way affects the structural integrity. Public Works plans to have the minor damage repaired later this year.
SEE BELOW FOR MORE ON THE BRIDGE CLOSURE AND BRUSH FIRE
The bridge on East 147th Street is closed. An early morning Father's Day fire under the bridge led the Public Works Department to shut it down in case there are safety issues.
Grandview Fire Department responded to a large brush fire along Oil Creek under the bridge. Firefighters say the fire produced a tremendous amount of heat, but still aren't sure what sparked it.
The closure will affect drivers trying to access the East Frontage Road or MOHWY 150. The best alternate route is to take White Avenue.
All updates on the bridge will be posted on www.grandview.org and social media channels @cityofgrandview.