Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters and Public Works Director, Lamar Canada met late Friday afternoon to look over the Lyerly Dam Bridge which was closed last Friday by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Winters told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio News that a bridge report given to Chattooga County back in September by the Department of Transportation mentioned some issues regarding weight limit signs, but did not hint that the bridge would be closed.Another bridge in the Oak Hill area was also pointed out in the report and the necessary repairs were made to keep the bridge open.
Winters said that he and Canada would be meeting with the Georgia Department of Transportation on Monday to find out exactly what the county needs to do in order to get the bridge back open to vehicle traffic.