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MAIN STREET BRIDGE UPDATE 4-26-11 LMS

During the Salmon City Council’s April 20th Roundtable discussion it was decided the question being most asked by residents concerns when work will resume on the state’s Main Street Bridge project.

An early cold-weather season last Fall halted work before railings could be installed and many locals have complained about the unsafe and unfinished situation.

City Administrator George Ambrose told the council that work had been scheduled to begin the second week in April however because the next stage involves epoxy and grout, unseasonably cold weather has once again delayed the project.

Since that meeting Ambrose has been in touch with the contracted construction company. He was told by Curtis Cannon, President of Cannon Construction, the railing design has been approved by the Idaho Transportation Department and consists of two rails. A combination rail will be placed on top of the “cast-in-place” wall and a pedestrian rail will be attached to the edge of the bridge sidewalk. According to Cannon the combination rail has been fabricated and fabrication work should be finished in two to three weeks. By that time temperatures should be in the range where the grout and epoxy will cure properly.

Work on the bridge aprons is scheduled for mid May.


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