City officials had completed design work on a new bridge to be constructed in the next couple of years for an estimated $2.5 million. There is no money available at this time for a new bridge.
The repair costs and the expense of a new bridge would be the responsibility of the city.
City officials have been aware the old bridge has structural programs. They were concerned about the instability of the timber piles in the event of a large rainstorm.
A 10-ton weight limit has been posted on the bridge for some time.