Reno County removing rural bridge

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Two timber bridges in rural Reno County have been removed so far this year, and the removal of a third timber bridge is planned.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://is.gd/NWyisX ) the removal of the Clark Road bridge is set to begin Monday, with no replacement planned. A new bridge would cost about $550,000.

Earlier this year, the Longview Road bridge was removed because of damage, and the High Point Road bridge was removed after it was damaged in spring flooding.

Some residents in the area of the Clark Road bridge say the bridge is part of a key rural route and should stay.

But County Public Works Director David McComb says the bridge was rated in “poor” condition before the August 2013 flood, which damaged it even more.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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