Bridge repair project put in place


The Indiana Department of Transportation met June 10 with its specialty contractor to establish a timetable for making repairs to a damaged bridge beam on southbound Interstate 65 over U.S. 50 at Seymour.

Flame On Inc. plans to be onsite July 7 to heat-straighten the fascia girder under the westernmost side of the southbound bridge, according to a news release from INDOT.

The Washington state contractor specializing in beam repair and heat straightening will require single-lane closures on eastbound U.S. 50, along southbound I-65’s shoulder and at a ramp.

INDOT officials say the bridge work — contracted for $179,092 — will continue during daytime hours for about a week.

The I-65 bridge over U.S. 50 is a four-span continuous steel beam and reinforced concrete girder structure measuring 205 feet in length.

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