Repairs begin on 190th South Cottonwood bridge

Work on 190th Road started Friday after rain delayed the South Cottonwood bridge project. The photo shows the deterioration under the bridge. The plan, said Larry Cushenberry with the Road and Bridge department, will be removing the old concrete and other materials, and replacing it with riprap or large boulders of rock and placing it where the concrete was. Once the bottom part is done, the contractor will remove the rest of the concrete close to the top of the bridge and replace it with riprap not too far below the roadway. Bids were received by 10 contractors with the Marion County Commission approved Dond­linger and Sons Construction Co. Inc. of Wichita coming in with the lowest bid at $124,975. The road was closed Sept. 1, 2016, and road repairs will be completed by July 1, barring any rain delays. The original contract was June 30, but the commission granted an extension to July 1 because the creek rose too high after recent rains. “If it rains again, and the creek rises, it could mean another extension,” Cushenberry said.

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