The city of Columbus will keep the Dillingham Street Bridge closed for at least another day, City Manager Isaiah Hugley said about noon Thursday.
The bridge that connects downtown Columbus with Phenix City was closed Wednesday as the Chattahoochee River continued to rise in Columbus because of Atlanta flood waters moving downstream.
There were no structural issues with the bridge, but it was closed because gawkers were stopping on the bridge to look at the unusually high waters. The more traveled 13th Street bridge, about four blocks north of Dillingham, remains open.
City officials will meet again Friday morning -- after rush hour -- to determine when to reopen the bridge, Hugley said. It remains open to foot traffic.
West Point Lake, which is about 40 miles north of Columbus, continues to take on water. Thursday morning, the lake was about 4 feet above summer full pool.
"The lake is still rising, but at least the gauges up north are starting to decline," said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ranger David Barr.