County to seek contractors for Hartsville bridge work

Bartholomew County will be looking to contractors to repair a bridge that the county had hoped to repair this year in house. Officials had hoped to save money on the project using county workers.

Danny Hollander, the county highway engineer, said that the county employees had assessed the work needed to repair the bridge on County Road 300N at Hartsville. They estimated that it would take most of the department’s manpower to replace the floor of the bridge, especially with the county’s plans to do work on other road projects with county workers this year. Hollander said the bridge’s superstructure is still in good shape

Commissioners president Carl Lienhoop said the county bridge has been closed for a year and a half waiting for the work to be done.