County Road 700 East Could Reopen Next Week



Emergency repairs to the bridge over the Yellow River on Starke County Road 700 East are almost finished. It’s been closed since April, when a tree floating down the river struck the bridge supports and compromised the structure.

Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler tells WKVI News county highway crews need to level out flaws in the bridge that were discovered when the old asphalt surface was removed and chip seal over them before it can be inspected. He hopes to complete that work early next week so the bridge can reopen as soon as possible.