Madison County mulls best plan for bridges in poor condition


ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) – Madison County officials are struggling to find the best solution for eight bridges that need to be replaced based on their condition.

A span over Killbuck Creek that has been closed for a decade will be replaced this summer. But the solution might not be as simple for the other seven.

Madison County engineer Chuck Leser tells The Herald Bulletin that the other seven bridges that need replacing are still open to traffic. Two in Elwood have another bridge within a block, and officials are considering whether every bridge needs to be replaced if another is nearby.

Leser says the Killbuck Creek span that was first built in 1910 will be disassembled and rebuilt as a pedestrian bridge over the White River.

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