Bridge #62 in Starke County has caved in. Starke County Highway Superintendent Steve Siddall talked about the situation with the Commissioners.
“Bridge #62 has fallen in. It’s not in the water. I was in Indianapolis last week and checked on permits and we have the permits to pull the bridge up. We’re getting around getting our cables because we haven’t done this six years. We are not removing the abutments. We are just removing the box beams. If I remove the abutments, that could cause erosion and that could cost us more money. It will save us money in the long run by us taking this out. It’s going to take a couple of weeks to get things around because I have to get cables. Our crane will not just pick it up. We’ll have to scoot it, drag it and slide it and then haul it to the shop,” said Siddall.
Bridge #62 is on 500 S. just west of Range Road. Siddall also told the Commissioners at the last meeting that bridges #5, #62 and #9 are ready for some type of repair.