Leetonia bridge closed

Leetonia officials have closed the Madison Street Bridge closed due to a sinkhole. The bridge will stay closed indefinitely until inspections and repairs can be made to the hole on the north side of the structure beside the foundation stone wall. Village Administrator Gary Phillips said the street on the north side of the bridge will have to be excavated and a concrete base installed under the stone. There will also need to be some repairs to the stone wall itself to stabilize the bridge for future use. Phillips hopes to reopen the bridge next week.