The highwaybridge south of Butte is still being worked on, according to Nebraska Department of Roads District Manager Mark Kovar,
The deck for the bridge was poured last week with the second half done on Oct. 22. After the deck is done and ready, concrete rails will be started with those completed in several days. After that there will be cleanup and guard rail work. Kovar says that they are still hoping for the end of November or early December for the bridge to be open.
Kovar said that the bridge will be open to two-way traffic but at times workers will be working so one-way traffic will be used from time to time. There will be flaggers to help with this.
The state bridge over the Niobrara River north of Atkinson on Highway 11 leading to Butte was damaged by large ice chunks and debris during the March flooding.
Kiewet Infrastructure Co. of Omaha has been awarded the $7,241,994.20 contract. Work began on June 24 with completion expected by Dec. 31.