The Marion County Commission learned Monday that they will be getting federal reimbursement for a bridge that was washed out two years ago.

In June of 2015, high water washed out a bridge on County Road 117 that was over a hundred years old.

Despite the fact that the bridge was rarely used and will not be replaced, the county received a settlement payment of over $83,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Presiding Commissioner Lyndon Bode says the money will be used instead to help pay for a new bridge on County Road 104 near Nelsonville.
Bode said construction on the new bridge is expected to start this summer.

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