Bridge near Metropolis approved to be reconstructed
(KBSI) – A bridge that carries Country Club Road over the Illinois Central Railroad Company’s track near Metropolis will be reconstructed of the next three years.
The Illinois Commerce Commission granted approval on May 12 of a Stipulated Agreement requiring the Massac County Highway Department to reconstruct the bridge. The existing timber bridge will be replaced with a 3-span concrete bridge.
The estimated cost to construct the new bridge is $1,203,607. ICC staff recommends that the Grade Crossing Protection Fund (GCPF) be used to pay 80% of the cost to construct the new bridge, but not to exceed $962,886. The county will pay all remaining construction costs and all future costs to maintain the new bridge.
The work is expected to be completed within three years of the order date.