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City to Rework Bridge Contract

Advocate Wants 'Preservation' Efforts to be Clear

Posted: February 20, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Fayetteville’s Maple Street Bridge, built in 1936, is showing its age.

City Council members will wait at least two weeks before deciding whether to award a design contract for historic bridge work to McClelland Consulting Engineers.

At A Glance

Bridge Work

Overall bridge work is expected to cost $1.4 million. Up to $1 million will be paid for through the federal Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program. Remaining costs will be covered through the city’s Transportation Improvement Bond Program that voters approved in 2006.

Source: City Of Fayetteville

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A pedestrian crosses the street near the Lafayette Street bridge in Fayetteville. (By: Michael Woods)

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