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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

County Receives Bridge Replacement Funds


January 17, 2018

Cheyenne County has once again been approved for funding to replace a defective bridge.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced a Cheyenne County project was one of 22 proposals selected for the second round of the County Bridge Match Program (CBMP). The CBMP provides funding to counties for the innovative replacement and repair of deficient county bridges. The second Request for Proposals (RFP) was announced in October, with $4 million to be distributed to counties across Nebraska. Proposals were submitted by 59 counties and included 165 bridges.

Cheyenne County will receive $23,000 to replace a deficient bridge seven miles south of Sidney where County Road 111 crosses Cow Creek. Doug Hart, county highway superintendent, said the bridge will be replaced with culverts.

Hart said the bridge replacement will also take the crossing off the bridge inspection list, as the size of the crossing will be under the requirement for inspection.

Cheyenne County received a similar award last year for a project north of Lodgepole. Hart said that project should be completed this summer.

The CBMP will fund 55 percent of eligible bridge construction cost with counties providing a 45 percent match. Hart said the CBMP funds will pay for the pipe and materials, and the county’s match comes in the form of the county being responsible for installation.


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