Bridge demolition starts today


Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor will begin demolition today of the three-span Sand Creek bridge on U.S. 31 at the Jackson County line with Bartholomew County.

INDOT officials report they are aware that a number of vehicles have been circumventing barricades at the bridge. After today, there will be no U.S. 31 bridge.

Milestone, the state’s contractor for this $8.4 million project, is charged with replacing the Sand Creek bridge and two culverts during a 240-day closure.

During that time, crews will repair and resurface U.S. 31 from a pavement break south of Base Road near Columbus to a pavement break south of U.S. 50 at Seymour.

A roundabout also is being constructed at County Road 400 South/Southern Crossing, located 1.6 miles south of State Road 7 in Bartholomew County.

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