Bridge construction update

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ROCKFORD, Iowa – In April crews were just starting a project to overhaul a Rockford bridge that had been in use for nearly a century.

It didn’t pass inspection, so city crews tore it down and built a new one.

And now it’s just about halfway done.

Piling is now being done so bridge support structures can be put in.

Cement is expected to be poured later this week.

The new bridge will be much wider, and have a sidewalk trail along the sides when finished.

Mayor Harry White of Rockford says re-doing this bridge has been an eye-opening experience.

“It’s been a learning process and it’s been frustrating this year with the weather with snow in May and first of May and rain in April that’s been frustrating for us,” said White.

Henkel Construction from Mason City is working on the bridge.

It’s expected to be done by November.

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