Sinkhole closes bridge in Brazoria County

April 21, 2012 7:38:53 PM PDT
A bridge in rural Brazoria County will be closed through the weekend due to a sinkhole, officials said.

Authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety said they got a call Friday evening about a wreck on County Road 304 at Jones Creek, near the southwest corner of Lake Jackson.

When officials arrived, they didn't find a wreck at the location. It was a sinkhole instead.

The sinkhole caused part of the two-lane asphalt bridge to cave in, and almost took a car with it. According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, a car was about to go through when the bridge collapsed.

The car ended up with a flat tire but no one was injured.

Brazoria County deputies said the bridge will be evaluated for repair Monday.

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