30A bridge remains closed to vehicular traffic, open to pedestrians

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SOUTH WALTON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: Monday, March 27th, 2017.

In an effort to keep the structure stable, repairs will continue on the Alligator Lake bridge in Walton County.

According to Chance Powell, an engineer with Walton County's Public Works, the bridge was temporarily repaired before the start of the weekend, but will remain closed to vehicular traffic for the next couple of days.

Pedestrian traffic on the bridge will continue.

Original Story:

One man had a scare Thursday morning when the bridge at Alligator Lake began to crumble underneath his vehicle.

Officials say a truck was driving over the bridge on 30A around 5:30 a.m. when it began to give out.

The driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The county has since closed 30A between Highway 283 and State Road 83 to work on repairs.

Public Works officials say the believe the damage was created from beavers and was not a utility failure.

They also say the was no hazardous exposure to Alligator Lake.

"Fortunately for Walton County, we have a great public works department and a great engineering department and a great road crew down here. Just be patient with us, we will get it fixed as quick as possible. 30A is a life blood for Walton County, so we're working ourselves to death to get it ready," said Walton County District 5 Commissioner, Tony Anderson.

They expect the road to be closed until the end of the day Friday.