Work began Tuesday on the replacement of the Dry Swamp Creek bridge on Highway 184, which was put out of commission by floodwater-damage just after last Christmas. The shutdown has caused traffic to Northeast Jones Middle/High School and East Jones Elementary to be diverted, and it’s been an obstacle for emergency responders from Powers Volunteer Fire Department. Key Construction won a competitive bid to build the bridge for the Mississippi Department of Transportation at a cost of $1.45 million. T.L. Wallace bid $1.46 million and Ellis Dozer bid $1.48 million. The bridge, which will be widened and raised from its previous specifications, is expected to take four to five months to replace.