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City Approves Bid For Rail Bridge Repairs

Bids for the repairs of the rail bridge that crosses US 36, west of Mitchel Road came in three to four time the estimate by the engineer.  The Chillicothe City Council reviewed the bids the engineer had estimated would be a little over $33,000 for the repairs from a truck hitting the rail bridge.  The low bid on the project was $104,770.  The bridge repair bid accepted by the council, contingent on the approval of the insurance company for the trucking company that hit the bridge, came from St. Louis Bridge Construction company out of Arnold, Missouri.

The only other bid received was $134,877, from PCI Roads of St. Michaels, MN.

The Insurance Company can choose to seek their own bids, but the work must meet the required standards for the rail bridge.