The bridge inspections for Pulaski County have been completed. According to Jeff Larrison and Matt Lee of United Consulting, 73 routine bridge inspections have been completed this year and the pair presented the report to the county commissioners at their meeting Monday night.
According to Lee, one bridge has been categorized as fracture-critical, and the report included a list of nine bridges currently recommended for replacement and five for rehabilitation. Lee explained that they’re primarily concerned with the priority schedule which lists which bridges are in need of work, and said that the bridges don’t need to be replaced all in the same year; rather, he explained they can be scheduled out over the course of the next few years.
Larrison told the commissioners that INDOT may soon have a “call for projects,” which would allow the county to apply for a bridge replacement and only pay 20 percent of the cost, with INDOT covering the remainder.
In addition, Larrison explained that Bridge 291 is still under construction and close to being on schedule to conclude in October.