Wilke Memorial Bridge On Monastery Road Now Open

COLUMBUS- The James Wilke Memorial Bridge is open to all traffic.

The bridge on Monastery Road north of Columbus opened around 10:30 a.m. Thursday Morning. The bridge was washed out during the March floods last year that claimed the life of rural Columbus resident James Wilke who was attempting to cross the bridge with a tractor to help a stranded motorist.

He was 50-years-old.