Marion County Commissioners were updated Monday on the replacement of a 90 year old bridge in the county.

Presiding commissioner Lyndon Bode updated the commission on the work on the Wenneker Bridge Project on County Road 104 near Nelsonville in the northwest corner of Marion County.

Bode says new bridge pilings and footings have been completed and the project is nearing its halfway point, with a planned completion date in September.

The bridge it is replacing was built in 1925, with just a 13 ton weight limit. The new structure will be able to handle two lanes of traffic along with most farm machinery.

The new Wenneker Bridge is being built by Sharp Excavating for just under $200,000.

A combination of capital improvement sales tax money and federal and state emergency management funds are covering the cost of the new bridge.

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