Board of Supervisors to vote on new bridge

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 11:57 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 4, 2013 11:59 a.m. CDT

The Jasper County Board of Supervisors will meet with County Engineer Russ Stutt to discuss a contract with Calhoun and Burns and Associates Inc. about a proposed $1.5 million bridge replacement project, located along the South Skunk River in Elk Creek Township at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Last Tuesday, Stutt discussed a number of bridge replacement projects, and this will be the first of a long list of bridge replacement projects.

Calhoun and Burns Vice President Milton Clemenson recommended a new bridge be built. In a letter addressed to Stutt, he said the bridge would be “the most economical and appropriate replacement” solution.

The board also will vote to update the county’s bridge vehicle weight transport restrictions. Weight plays an important part of bridge maintenance. The heavier the transport, the more strain a bridge will endure.

The board also will evaluate department heads and vote on the approval of the recorder’s monthly report.

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