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“Gov. Jim Justice announced the $10 million funding for a new bridge in October 2020 and the project was put on the “fast track” by the state Department of Transportation (WVDOT) , which oversees the project.

But construction has been delayed numerous times as the company building the bridge, Brayman Construction, has had to work with WVDOT and Norfolk Southern railway to make sure the tracks below the bridge were clear when the bridge’s piers were being installed.

Pier work was finally completed a few months ago and the steel structure was then put into place, which for the most part freed Brayman to work on the bridge without interference with the railroad tracks below it.

The work is mostly on the deck of the bridge now, so no more delays are expected.”

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Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph