KINGSLAND, Texas – The Texas Department of Transportation is breaking ground on replacing the Kingsland bridge that collapsed during the massive flooding in Central Texas during October.
The Ranch to Market 2900 bridge was washed away by the rapidly rising Llano River on October 16. Residents along the Llano River were told to seek higher ground as the river crested at historic flooding levels.
Construction will begin on Friday. TxDOT contracted Capital Excavation to make the repairs. Contractors will reportedly work non-stop to complete the construction in a timely manner.
While the bridge is destroyed, drivers have had to take a 36-mile detour in and around Kingsland.
The bridge is expected to be repaired by April 2019.