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Crews Repairing Bridge on Birch Road, North of Pasco

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PASCO, Wash. - Crews closed a portion of Birch Road Tuesday, just north of Pasco, to make emergency repairs on a small bridge.

The road is important for farmers during harvest season.  They use it often to get their produce from the fields to the market.

Workers say it is important to do this work now before it harms any drivers.

"Oh, we've been keeping an eye on this bridge for a while. We had a couple rotten timbers that we're replacing. We were concerned about it being unsafe for heavy traffic, but we'll get it back up I'm hoping today," said Franklin County Employee, Gary Fitch.

Crews hoped to complete the minor repairs in one day. They plan to patch up the road with pavement Wednesday, but the road should be open.

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