Starke County Bridge #156 to Open by End of October

County bridge #156 over the Robbins Ditch

Starke County Highway Superintendent, Steve Siddall, brought county officials up to date on the Range Road and 500 North bridge project this week.

“They weren’t going to remove the bridge on Saturday but they ended up taking it out on Friday,” said Siddall. “When I went up there Saturday, they were already starting to pour the caps and the beams are sitting on a trailer ready to come right now. They’re just waiting for the IDEM permit to come in. If INDOT is in a hurry, INDOT will give it to them. It should be up there Thursday by the latest.”

Siddall said the bridge could be open by the 28th of October, but no later than November 11th. The bridge is of major importance to farmers bringing in their grain.