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Greenbrier Street bridge project to take 10 months

By Staff reports
Chris Dorst
A project to replace two bridges that cross Elk Two Mile Creek on Greenbrier Street should be complete by September 2014, state highways officials said.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A project to replace two bridges that cross Elk Two Mile Creek on Greenbrier Street should be complete by September 2014, state highways officials said.

Charleston-based Orders Construction won the $3.8 million bid to replace the two bridges, said West Virginia Department of Highways spokesman Brent Walker. The two bridges have already been replaced with temporary spans and traffic has been rerouted while construction is underway.

"They were old and there was some deterioration," Walker said. One of the bridges crosses the creek near a FedEx office and the Kanawha County animal shelter, and the other is on the road that leads to Yeager Airport.Walker said the temporary bridges are both two-lane spans. While the rerouting of traffic may cause some slowdowns, he said traffic should not be seriously affected during construction.


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