DELPHOS — The City of Delphos has announced the east Seventh Street Bridge is closed to all traffic effective immediately.

Due to a recent inspection of the deteriorating bridge it has been recommended to reduce or eliminate traffic from the structure.

Based upon details of this inspection, the decision has been made to close the bridge until such time that it can be replaced. Construction of the First, Third and Seventh Street bridges is scheduled to begin in the very near future. It should be noted that Seventh Street will be the last bridge replaced.

Closure of the bridge is expected to last until Sept. 30.