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Bridge work continues around Marshall County

January 20, 2011

The 13th Road bridge showed obvious need of repair in this March, 2010 photo. Photo by Maggie Nixon

PLYMOUTH — Projects at two county bridges continue to proceed as planned.
Jeff Million of DLZ — construction manager for the reconstruction of the 13th Road bridge — reported to the Marshall County Commissioner that the project was finally making headway after some initial difficulties. Pile driving for the piers had been a problem for crews.
Crews had difficulty with a coffer dam used to keep water from the work area. Seals and then a water and sand mixture that bubbled from the bed of the river delayed crews setting the dam. Million said that last week the first pouring of cement had occurred and hoped that three more would be completed soon.
Million also said crews were finally able to make progress and that the contractor had informed him that the company had put together a “very aggressive” schedule for the spring that would likely keep them on track for the July 13 completion date.
Bad weather would give the crews an added problem in meeting that deadline.
Plans for the Pierce Street Bridge in Plymouth continue.
Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck brought plans to the Commissioners for their signature.
Final plans must be signed before they can go through the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) big process.
The project is set to go to bid in INDOT’s May bid letting.

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