The Marion County Commission has approved the low bid for the replacement of a bridge in the Nelsonville area.

According to Presiding Commissioner Lyndon Bode, the commission accepted the bid of Sharp Excavation of $193,560 to replace the bridge on County Road 104.

About $99,000 of the cost of replacing the bridge will come from federal and state emergency disaster assistance funds the county became eligible for when the bridge on County Road 117 was washed out in 2015.

Commissioners decided that there was not enough traffic on County Road 117 to replace that bridge, so they negotiated with federal and state officials to transfer the funds that would have gone to replace the washed out bridge to the replacement of the bridge on County Road 104.

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