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Wimberley's RR12 Bridge Open During Storm Repairs

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  The bridge over the Blanco River at Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley has been re-opened and will remain open, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. 

RR12 is the main thoroughfares through Wimberley. Without it, drivers must detour around the city, an extra half hour and right now - on unpredictable roads.

TexDot's Chris Bishop says the bridge will have to accommodate even more traffic, after the waters rushing down the Blanco River destroyed the Fisher Store bridge.

RR12's guard rails were damaged on the main bridge through town, and Bishop says the state is putting out an emergency contract bid this week for repairs.

He says now and until the repairs are completed, traffic will be allowed on the Ranch Road 12 bridge one way at a time. Temporary traffic lights have been installed to alternate the traffic flow.

Construction could take several weeks. 

Eileen Pace is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and feature reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning more than 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series, features, sports stories, outstanding anchoring and best use of sound.