Cheese Plant Bridge to get new guardrails
At their Monday meeting, the Ozark County commissioners accepted a bid from the James H. Drew Corporation of Sedalia to rebuild guardrails on the G & B Bridge on County Road 503 over Lick Creek, known locally as the Cheese Plant Bridge. The company’s $46,246.50 proposal was the only bid received for the project. Concrete blocks have served as temporary guardrails on the single-lane bridge since the original guard rails were destroyed in the April 2017 flood. The commissioners said that eventually 75 percent of the cost of the bridge repair will be reimbursed by FEMA, and another 10 percent will be reimbursed by the state. The commissioners said they don’t anticipate the bridge being closed to traffic during the repairs. No starting date was specified, but commissioners expect work to begin soon.