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Military Park to begin bridge maintenance work Tuesday

Contractors will begin maintenance work Tuesday on bridges in the Vicksburg National Military Park, according to information from the park.

The work involves correcting problems caused by erosion and vegetation at the Memorial Arch Bridge, Jackson Road East Bridge and Thayer’s Approach Bridge, all on Union Avenue; Mint Springs Bayou Bridge, on the park’s connecting avenue; Jackson Road West Bridge, Confederate Avenue; and Hovey’s Approach Bridges, South Loop.

The work is expected to take 4-to-6 weeks and park visitors can expect intermittent delays on the tour road while the work is underway. 

The Tour Road will remain open during the repairs and the contractors will have traffic control measures in place in the work areas and may lead to minor delays on the Tour Road.

Updates on the maintenance will be available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/vick and on social media.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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