2014-09-04 / Front Page

Bridge work goes on at fire origin point

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 - 10 a.m. - Motorists may encounter short delays at the William Sell Bridge over the Chowchilla River today as a crew wraps up resurfacing work.

The work is designed to eliminate cracks and uneven surfaces that have made crossing the bridge a rough ride in recent years. The crew is applying a new resin material that better resists cracking than traditional concrete, local CHP spokesman Officer Steven Lewis said today.

As of this morning, the Bridge Fire was 95 percent contained, a CAL FIRE update said.

Because of Monday's thunderstorms, bridge work may trickle over into Thursday as well, Lewis said. 

The resurfacing work began on Monday, and was in no way connected to the ignition of the Bridge Fire under the structure on Friday, Sept. 5, Lewis said.

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