Clay County officials declared a state of emergency back in September after a state inspection revealed about 16 bridges were in poor condition to drive on. Multiple buses had to be rerouted impacting more than 100 students in the county. In the months following the declaration, money has begun to funnel in to repair these bridges. State funding totaling more than $2 million will go to repair six deteriorating bridges. One of the bridges is along Old Horse Creek. For the 2018-19 school year, the bridge can not have buses cross it. The weight limit now reduced to three tons means the bus must drive close to a full hour to reach families on the other side. Officials say the construction on these bridges should begin in 2019 and they hope construction will finish up by that same summer. County workers say they hope to receive funding for an additional six bridges.