Bridge closed

A bridge over Knob Creek on North Main Street (Old Mines Road) in Ironton was ordered closed on Friday, March 15 by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Ironton Mayor Bob Lourwood said the city’s Board of Aldermen cannot find a means to fund the repairs needed, estimated from $150,000 to $400,000.  The piers for the structure appear to be in good shape, but the decking would need to be replaced. No residences will be entirely cut off by the bridge closing, the mayor said.