By Doug Sanders Jr
GORDO- The Gordo Town Council received an update on two bridge/culverts at the Jan. 9 meeting by Mayor Craig Patterson.
He first reported on the wooden bridge on Fifth Avenue SW near JetPep. He said he had talked with the County Engineer, and the bridge needs to be replaced with an oval corrugated metal culvert, measuring approximately 40 feet long, six feet wide and five feet tall.
Work should begin soon and will take a couple of days to replace the old bridge so traffic will be closed along this portion of Fifth Avenue SW. “We will try to get it done as quick as possible,” the Mayor said.
Weight limit signs have been posted along that road near the bridge, and while that will restrict heavy truck traffic, school buses should be okay to cross it, said Patterson.
The cost for the culvert will be $8,300. Councilman Jim Elmore made a motion to purchase the culvert. Councilman Jerome Duff seconded the motion, and it was approved by those present (Councilmen Tim Washington and Terence Williamson were absent).
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