Jackson Point Bridge in Woodville. (Credit MEMA on Twitter)
The Wilkinson County Emergency Management Agency is working on a bridge collapse at the Jackson Point Bridge in Woodville. The collapse occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 29, when a rig driving across the bridge fell through. No injuries occurred. Since then, county officials have been working to assess the needs of residents that live on the northwest side of the Buffalo River. Jackson Point Bridge serves as the main entrance to that section of the county which houses mostly secondary homes.
County officials are working to identify various methods to evacuate roughly 25 residents from that area.
“We’ve been in contact with those residents. We have no unmet needs at this time, and we are working quickly to get these people to their primary homes or other sheltering,” says Wilkinson County EMA Director Mattie Powell.
Wilkinson County EMA is working with Delta Workover to remove its rig from the bridge.
Until further notice, Jackson Point Bridge will remain closed.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is at the site assisting the county and Adams County EMA is assisting.