County enters agreement to repair creek bank

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A commission meeting was held with concerned residents to discuss a private bridge that had been nearly destroyed by flooding.

The bridge on Guzek Lane is still standing, but residents said its condition is getting worse every day.

Tom Hart said after erosion of the creek bank, the big concern is the bridge falling into the stream.

The bridge is not county property, and it is not state mandated, so EMA and the county cannot make repairs.

That’s why the county entered into an agreement with the national resources conservation to stabilize the creek banks, but residents are still worried.

“If we don’t have a bridge crossing over we’re done, there will be absolutely nothing for us to get across to our homes, so how are we going to face that because we’ve already said the submarine bridge is part of the problem of what’s happening,” said a concerned resident.

Tom Hart says that just a couple of weeks ago, his office applied for assistance for the bridge through the West Virginia Homeland Security Office, but that was denied.

They are looking into alternate solutions in the meantime, but for now, the next step is a design plan for the creek bank.

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