Update, Mar. 9: Highway 10-X south of the 11th bridge has been reopened to the public. The road was closed after meltwater ran over the road just south of the bridge and froze, making it impassible. The problem was cleared up late on Thursday and the road is open to traffic again.
The commute just got longer and more difficult for people living past the Rosedeer Hotel on the Wayne Road.
The Town of Drumheller decided to close the 11th bridge on Highway 10-X, is it is formally known, as of 5:00 p.m. on March 7.
"There were some concerns about the safety of the bridge," explained Julia Fielding, the town's Communications Officer. "They just want to look (and see) if they need to do some repairs."
"They're going to look at the bridge in the (March 8) morning," she advised. "They just want to be extra cautious by closing it because they know that they're going to have to make sure it's safe."
Replacement of the bridge was included in the Town of Drumheller's 2018 Capital Budget, but with a projected cost of $1.3 million, it would require provincial government grants.