JASPER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A bridge in Jasper County reopened Tuesday evening, according to Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson.
Johnson says this bridge is located on County Road 8. On Wednesday, May 23 the Chancery Court of First Judicial District denied a petition to re-open bridges in the county.
Last month, Gov. Phil Bryant ordered the Mississippi Department of Transportation to close 83 locally maintained bridges in the state after federal officials said they were unsafe.
Twenty-three of these bridges were in Jones County and eight of those bridges were in Jasper County.
Seven bridges in Jasper County remain closed.