Hays County begins fixing one of two bridges destroyed by floods

Post Road Bridge in Hays County when the temporary bridge was installed in December of 2015. (KXAN Photo)
Post Road Bridge in Hays County when the temporary bridge was installed in December of 2015. (KXAN Photo)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Hays County gets a temporary bridge after two of their major bridges were destroyed by the Memorial Day Flood.

Both Fischer Store Bridge and Post Road Bridge were destroyed by the flooding back in May. The county had plans to put a temporary fix on Fischer Store Bridge because residents were sometimes driving more than 30 miles out of the way to their destination.

But because some private homeowners were not on board with a temporary solution, Commissioner Ray Whisenant of Precinct 9 says they then shifted focus to Post Road Bridge.

“Some of the county resources that had been working on the Fischer Store circumstance were able then to concentrate on this,” Whisenant says.

Their new focus was joy to homeowner Linda Cobarruvias ears.

“Hopefully we will get everything back to normal once the bridge is completed,” Cobarruvias says.

The county says the bridge may be ready by mid-December. Commissioners hope they can have a permanent solution to both the Fischer Store Bridge and Post Road Bridge before the flood anniversary next year.

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