Moxadarla Bridge Bids are In

by Leah Kirstein on March 3, 2011 at 5:58 am

The Muskingum County Commissioners received one bid for the Moxadarla Road bridge project.

The bridge is used by local residents and the Maysville School District. Matt Russell from the County Engineers office says the floor beams need to be replaced. They will most likely use U.S. Bridge Company out of Cambridge who submitted a bid just under $550,000.

"It is a truss bridge that we are going to replace just the super structure of it," said Russell.

By replacing the structure now they will save money later. Project funding is through federal dollars and the Transportation Improvement Distirict’s Appalachian money. The Project went out to bid in February.

"We have 420 bridges in the county so it just depends on what bridge type to see what contractor bids it sometimes," said Russell.

He says the construction could at times affect bus routes. Russell says sometimes they just cannot work around the school schedule and there will be alternative routes. The project should be completed June 30th.