HAZEL RUN (KMHL) – Officials in Yellow Medicine County are shutting down a bridge along County Road 3 south of Clarkfield. The Yellow Medicine County Highway Department says bridge 7102 is being shutdown to traffic until further notice.

Officials say a routine bridge inspection turned up a finding that the bridge’s timber piles have deteriorated to a level where the bridge is a critical safety concern.

Officials say the bridge had been scheduled for replacement, but the county has been waiting for state funding to remove and replace the structure.