- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

NORTH CARROLLTON, Miss. (AP) - Officials in Carroll County say it could take two or three years to replace a bridge that collapsed on a rural road between North Carollton and Grenada.

Nobody was hurt when the 61-year-old bridge collapsed Thursday after a county employee drove over it in a piece of heavy equipment.

The two-lane bridge goes over a creek and was posted to carry no more than 6,000 pounds.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (https://bit.ly/1MbU0dz ) that a county vehicle weighing about 30,000 pounds drove over the bridge just before it buckled.

A county supervisor, Terry Herbert, says replacing the bridge will cost $400,000 to $500,000, and local officials will seek state and federal money.

The bridge, on County Road 286, was on a 2014 state list of rural bridges with structural problems.

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