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Bridge washed out during flooding to be repaired by state

Staff report

Construction is expected to begin this month on a Lincoln County bridge damaged from severe flooding during last summer’s storms.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded the contract to replace the Beam Lumber Road Bridge in Vale to Clark Ledbetter Construction for $466,919.
According to the NCDOT press release, the old bridge on Beam Lumber Road was a two-span bridge, with an interior bent in the water. The new bridge, however, will completely span over the creek. While debris from last year’s storm knocked out interior piles of the previous bridge, the new one-span bridge is designed to prevent a similar washout from occurring in the future.
The project is expected to be completed in late September.

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