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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Nichol Bridge closed, and Hume Road may close, too

Rotting support beams prompt the closure of span


December 7, 2023

COLFAX — New weight restrictions for Nichol Bridge has prompted its closure.

Public Works Director Mark Storey updated Whitman County commissioners on the closure Monday, Dec. 4, during their regular meeting.

It may not be the only closure coming, as the possible closure of Hume Road may occur during harvest .

Storey said Public Works employees spend most winter months inspecting bridges.

Upon inspecting Nichol Bridge — located on Countryman Road, five miles west of St. John — they determined the span cannot carry heavy loads.

Rotting support beams are the culprit.

Storey said part of...

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