Concrete Sections Put In Place For Minnith Bridge

The County Commission shared good news on the Minnith bridge project last Thursday.

On Wednesday [January 16], concrete sections were put in place, spanning Saline Creek, marking a significant step in the replacement of the bridge that washed out in the spring of 2017.

Keith Simpson Contracting employed a unique system, using the bottom of an old railroad car as a temporary ramp across the creek. This allowed a crane to be stationed on each side of the creek. Trucks carrying the 80-feet long concrete sections backed onto the ramp and both cranes attached to a section and maneuvered it into place.

“They had a good system,” Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson said.

“I think our engineer did a heck of a job,” Second District County Commissioner Joe Gettinger said. “The locals should be happy.”

See complete story in the January 23 edition of the Herald.

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