Mile Long Bridge UPDATE FROM TXDOT 12.26.2023

From TXDOT & Stephens County - 12.26.2023
“TxDOT Brownwood District staff worked through the holiday weekend, alongside public and private sector partners, to address the structural issues currently impacting the US-180 bridge over Hubbard Creek Reservoir. Various options have been examined, and TxDOT will keep the road closed for now, with work beginning within the next 24-48 hours. We are working to re-open the bridge as safely and expeditiously as possible. Our hope is to have the road passable again by the time area schools begin returning from the holiday break, or closely thereafter. 

We join local leaders and law enforcement in asking motorists to observe and follow all signage and direction by law-enforcement to help ensure the safety of the traveling public as we work to restore passage through this corridor.“

Stephens County would like to express our sincere gratitude to TxDOT Brownwood/Breckenridge for their partnership throughout this emergency. TxDOT has been excellent, and they have provided valuable resources and information. Thank you! 

Stephens County  will continue to stage resources on the west end of the 180 West “Mile-Long” Bridge. Our commitment is to provide law enforcement  and emergency services to the western edge of our county until the bridge has been reopened.

We ask that citizens be patient and we echo the concerns of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office in asking for compliance with  laws, especially within the restricted areas of the closed bridge. 


Thank you,

Stephens County Emergency Management
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