Five bridges to be replaced, one already closed

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners have learned which four county bridges the Texas Department of Transportation plans to replace in 2015-16. One will have to be replaced sooner than that, however, which means there will be five new bridges in the next two years.
The list is part of what TxDOT calls its Off-System Bridge Replacement Plan, and County Judge Daniel Burkeen presented it to the court at its March 24 meeting. The initial bridges on the list are those on LCR 208 at Pin Oak Creek, on LCR 800 at Lake Limestone and on LCR 707 at the Sowders Creek Tributary and on LCR 192 at Sandy Creek.
“This is a standard thing,” Burkeen said of the list. “I just got these in, so I thought I’d put them on the agenda so we could talk about them.”
County Engineer Ted Kantor, who oversees the Road and Bridge Department, pointed out that the bridge on LCR 192 was recently condemned by TxDOT.

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