The mile-long bridge in Polk City was closed part of Memorial Day due to reports of movement caused by the wind during recent storms.
“We had some reports Monday that there were some high winds and people were concerned that there was some movement on the bridge, that vehicles were having difficulty getting across it,” said Scott Dockstader, District I engineer for the DOT.
The bridge was closed from approximately 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during Monday’s holiday as a safety precaution. During these hours it was inspected by DOT engineers, Dockstader said.
After inspection, the bridge was deemed safe and reopened.
Dockstader said they didn’t receive any complaints about the closing of the bridge.
“I think a lot of folks are used to the bridge being closed during high winds,” he said.