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Decatur County Bridge set to be demolished

A nearly 80-year-old bridge in Decatur County is set to be demolished. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says the twin arch bridge over Clifty Creek on Old U.S. 421 in Adams Township will soon be demolished. The bridge was built in 1935.

Because of the scheduled demolition, INDOT says that a 120-day closure of Old U.S. 421 will begin Monday. Traffic will be detoured to County Road 420 West and County Road 300 North.
 
INDOT Spokesman Harry Maginity says the old Clifty Creek structure is being replaced by a new 3-span, 185-foot-long concrete I-beam bridge capable of accommodating two 12-foot lanes with shoulders. He notes that a $1.5 million Local Public Agency (LPA) project sponsored by Decatur County is making reconstruction of the bridge possible.
 
LPA projects are financed with 80 percent of the funding from the Federal Highway Administration and 20 percent from the local sponsor. Maginity says that INDOT administers federal monies and assures compliance with FHWA standards.


Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 4:39:21 PM


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