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Bid awarded to rebuild Franklin County bridge

March 23, 2005|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a $285,410 contract to a Fort Littleton, Pa., construction company to reconstruct a bridge on Etter Road over the Conococheague Creek.

George S. Hann and Sons submitted the lowest of the four bids the county received to rebuild the one-lane bridge, according to Assistant County Administrator Kelly Livermore. The bridge is on the boundary between Hamilton and Guilford townships, Commissioner G. Warren Elliott said.

The contract calls for the company to begin reconstruction within 30 days of receiving a notice to proceed, with construction to take up to another 90 days, according to Matthew Earl of the county's Purchasing Department.

Jim Goetz of the county's Maintenance Department said the job will involve removing the steel truss bridge, pouring concrete on top of the original limestone abutments, spanning the creek with steel beams and putting the deck back in place.

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The bridge will remain one lane, although wider, and the six-ton weight limited will be lifted, which Elliott said will allow farm equipment to use the span.

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