Possum Glory bridge project moving forward

Bartholomew County is moving ahead with plans to repair the Possum Glory bridge.

Despite five companies showing interest initially in the project to rehabilitate the bridge, only one company submitted a bid to actually do the work. Trisler Construction of Cloverdale proposed a bid of just under $449,000 dollars for the project. County officials had estimated the work to cost around $400,000.

The bridge on County Road 1150E was closed late last year because of its poor condition. But the county decided to save money by repiaring the more than 100-year-old bridge instead of replacing it.

The Bartholomew County Commissioners took the bid under advisement at their meeting yesterday.