Preparations begin for new bridges

The Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor for replacing two bridges on State Road 56 in Craig Township here in Switzerland County has placed construction signs in advance of operations — scheduled to begin in mid-September at the Tucker Run structure located six miles west of State Road 129.

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The Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor for replacing two bridges on State Road 56 in Craig Township here in Switzerland County has placed construction signs in advance of operations — scheduled to begin in mid-September at the Tucker Run structure located six miles west of State Road 129.
Milestone, INDOT’s contractor for the $3,695,455 project near Lamb, plans to clear the State Road 56 Tucker Run site during the second week of September. Once cleared, temporary signals will be installed before actual construction — replacing one-half the bridge at a time — starts on or after October 1st.
The new State Road 56 Tucker Run bridge will be a 3-span concrete bulb-T structure measuring 200 feet in length with almost 33 feet of clear roadway side-to-side.
A second State Road 56 bridge located less than a mile west of the Tucker Run structure will be removed and replaced after the first of the year. The State Road 56 Green Valley Creek bridge is a single-span I-beam structure measuring 68 feet in length and 30 feet side-to-side. Clearing should begin this October, followed by utility relocations. Actual construction activities are slated to start in January.