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Bridge Closed Due To A Recent Wreck

Western FM 1763 over US 287 in Wilbarger county is now closed until further notice. All traffic will have to use an alternate route until repairs can be made to the structure. This is the Western Overpass of FM 1763 between Vernon and Oklaunion. There is a second FM 1763 overpass at Harrold.

A recent wreck on US 287 damaged the beams on the bridge. A bridge engineering team from the Texas Department of Transportation is on its way from Austin for an assessment. Repairs are expected to take time to design, let, and fix.

Traffic on US 287 will remain unaffected by the closure. And engineers feel certain motorists traveling below the bridge are safe.

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