SH 71 bridge floods again

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Flooding at the State Highway 71 bridge on Saturday, Nov. 30. Courtesy/Marna Martinez
Infrastructure The State Highway 71 bridge in Hopkins County flooded last weekend due to increased rainfall, and although Texas Department of Transportation Paris District took a meeting to address concerns about the bridge, involved governmental agencies stated that there was not enough money to clean out the log jam causing the flooding. From the 24-hour period of Nov. 25 to Dec. 1 at 7 a.m.,…

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