ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - Officials in a central Indiana city say a federal grant will be needed to replace a deteriorating bridge over the White River into the downtown area.
The $15 million grant is being sought toward replacing the 44-year-old Eisenhower Bridge in downtown Anderson.
Madison County highway engineer Chuck Leser tells T he Herald Bulletin that the bridge isn't dangerous to drive over, but inspections show its support beams are cracking and the road deck needs replacement.
Leser says it would cost an estimated $18 million to replace the bridge. He says that would be more economical than spending the estimated $12 million for repairs that would last for about 20 years.
The county's application for the bridge funding has been rejected four times before.
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