BY MELANIE BUCK –
The project to replace a bridge on Polk Road 274 in Cove that was damaged in the December 2015 flood is now complete says Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison. The timber structure bridge was replaced with a new concrete structure and was also widened in the process. Ellison said, “We appreciate the patience our citizens had during this inconvenience.”
The new 19-foot bridge features new concrete footings, abutments, and wing walls. The estimated cost of the project including the cost of demo, the bridge itself, a 1/4 mile of road rebuild, and the bridge approaches, is approximately $66,000.