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Hunters all over Georgia will grab their gear and head out into the woods early tomorrow morning for the kickoff of bow season.
Deer season is the most popular time of year for hunters all over Georgia.
But with a few bridge closures, some hunters will have to prepare their routes before driving out into the woods.
Hunters are getting ready to trek out into the woods this weekend.
"We could have a couple of hundred different hunters out here on the area some traveling form a great distance to be out on the area," says Brian Vickery, DNR Game Management Wildlife Tech.
But a few bridge closures might make getting to their favorite spots a little more difficult.
"After time it is in a moist environment, constantly in a moist environment, you have got the flash flood events that take place that tear some of the cross members that support the under side of the bridge are ripped out and missing," says Vickery.
The Department of Natural Resources hired an engineer to evaluate some bridges to find out if they needed improvements.
"The findings of those reports came back that most of these bridges had a near to zero weight capacity," says Vickery.
With bow season starting Saturday, officials felt that it was in the public's best interest to close the bridges.
Three bridges have been shut down including Flat Loop Bridge and Seven Bridges Road in Dougherty County, and the bridge off of Gerico road in Elmodel.
"All the bridges that we have closed, we have developed some sort of parking area or turn around point, where to if a hunter has found his way in here and hasn't realized that the bridge is out, that they would be able to turn around with a trailer with an ATV behind the truck or something," says Vickery.
It could take up to 24 months before it is safe enough to open the bridges back up. Until then, the primary access points to the Chickasawhatchee Wildlife Management Area will be Mud creek off highway 62 and pine island entrance off highway 62.