Bridge replacement project on CR 4356 to begin Monday, Jan. 20

Work expected to take 7-10 days

Construction work on replacing a bridge located on CR 4356 about 1.6 miles west of the U.S 96 North intersection is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 20, and is expected to take from seven to 10 days for completion, according to Pct. 4 Shelby County Commissioner Tom Bellmyer.

He said the replaced structure will provide for safer passage for vehicles, especially heavier trucks such as propane trucks which can weigh as much as 34,000-36,000 pounds; UPS delivery trucks weighing 17,000 pounds and timber hauling trucks which can weigh as much as 80-000-to-90,000 pounds.

Bellmyer said the bridge has been inspected and approved currently for weight limits of up to 5,000 pounds per axle. The aging bridge will be replaced with a steel support structure topped by wood decking.

He said the patience and appreciation of residents and motorists in the area is appreciated while the work is being done.

Bellmyer said the contractor reported the work could be completed in as little as seven days but could take a few days longer, depending on circumstances, such as weather, encountered during the project. The bridge is located over a tributary of Flatfork Creek and is located west of the CR4356 intersection with CR 4293.


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