One bridge undergoing some work in Pulaski County will soon be complete, according to Highway Superintendent Mark Fox. Fox approached the county council this week to request a $10,462.68 transfer from the bridge repair fund to the fund specifically for bridge 268, and explained that more partial-depth patch work needed done than had been expected.
The county commissioners awarded a bid for the bridge’s inspection to JCI Bridge Group out of LaPorte, authorizing the company to inspect the bridge and shoreline to ensure there is no runoff or loose dirt that could develop problems. The original bid was in the amount of $176,527.32, and this additional expense was not foreseen.
Fox also informed the council that the decks are now on the bridge and the company is working on expansion joints and guardrails.