The Brandon Road Bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, is closed for emergency repairs. The closure is necessary to replace a mechanical component on the bridge that failed over the weekend. Our sister station, 1340 AM WJOL, has been told by IDOT that a replacement part for the bridge may arrive by as soon as Thursday and the instillation could take place as early as Friday. This means that if everything goes to plan the Brandon Road Bridge may be open by the end of the week.