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Dawson County commissioners considering closing crossing
Dawson County Commissioner Gary Pichon takes a look at Black’s Mill Bridge last week. The county is considering closing the 60-year-old crossing. - photo by Michele Hester
County commissioners are considering closing a local bridge that state transportation officials have deemed functionally obsolete. Originally constructed in the early 1950s, Black’s Mill Bridge, a single-lane wooden crossing on Black’s Mill Road, has “served its design life,” according to Dawson County Public Works Director David Headley. “As far as the bridge goes, if you are taking a less than 5-ton vehicle across it, it’s safe.