BOWLING GREEN -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded the contract for expedited repairs for the closed bridge over the Eel River west of Bowling Green on State Road 46.
The contract was awarded to George R. Harvey and Son, Inc., Danville, Ind.
The company offered to complete the work for $42,927.
Construction is expected to begin next week and the bridge opened to traffic in early January.
Contractors will not be required to suspend work for the holidays, and no time extensions will be granted for holiday work suspensions.
The bridge was closed in November after an INDOT Bridge Inspector discovered a crack in one of the steel gusset plates on the bridge during a bi-annual inspection.
For the safety of the public, it was determined the bridge should be closed.
The detour follows SR 46 east to State Road 246 west to State Road 59 north and back to SR 46.
Traffic traveling in opposite direction will use the same detour in reverse.