Bridge project to start soon
The Linwood bridge over Stranger Creek is set for disassembling later this week or early next week.
Russ Stark, vice president of Leavenworth Excavation and Equipment Co., said the project should take a week or week and a half to complete, weather permitting.
The project was expected to start in mid-August, but the Leavenworth company just finished a contract after the county received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
"It takes a while to go through with the corps," Stark said. "The county got a fiscal permit to perform the work."
The $62,450 project will remove the 94-year-old bridge near Linwood that was damaged in June when floodwaters left the bridge separated from Stranger Creek's west bank.
The Leavenworth County Fair Board has shown interest in using portions of the bridge at the Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. Stark said he would be contacting the fair board about the possible arrangement.