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Bridge near Kossuth reopens
by Jebb Johnston
May 19, 2017 | 2282 views | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Supervisor Steve Glidewell and Johnny Crotts of Cook Coggin Engineers look over the new bridge on Road 510. / Staff photo by Jebb Johnston
Supervisor Steve Glidewell and Johnny Crotts of Cook Coggin Engineers look over the new bridge on Road 510. / Staff photo by Jebb Johnston
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Replacement of one of the county’s most unsafe bridges is complete.

The Fourth District removed the barricades on County Road 510 Wednesday morning near Kossuth. Supervisor Steve Glidewell is excited to see the project complete after about an eight-month closure of the bridge.

“This is a highly traveled road,” he said. “A lot of people are going to be happy.”

With 300 feet of newly paved apron, it is now the smoothest spot on Road 510. The new bridge over the McElroy/Kossuth Creek is 100 feet long and 30 feet wide.

It was shut down last August after an inspection found it to be unsafe for traffic due to buckling pilings. With an emergency situation, it was given priority in the State Aid Program.

School bus traffic had been avoiding the bridge since 2014.

Coming into office, the bridge was one of Glidewell’s priorities.

“We started on this as soon as I got elected,” he said.

It had been rated a 22 on a 100-point scale.

Buddy Ayers Construction did the project for approximately $535,000.

“They did a good job on this bridge,” said Glidewell. “It looks great.”
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