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State officials provide $2,000

Andy Ouriel • Apr 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Huron officials found a partner to bridge a funding gap.

Representatives from the state transportation department offered to provide about $2,000 in 2014 so engineers can inspect seven bridges within city limits.

Huron officials gladly accepted, knowing they’ll save about $2,000 a year. In past years, city officials hired a private engineering company with local tax dollars to perform these inspections.

“For 2014, this is the first opportunity that the state will come in and accept this responsibility, and it eliminates a small amount of money that we won’t have to provide anymore,” Huron city manager Andy White said.

All seven impacted bridges are in pretty good shape. But a certified inspector must check these bridges each year, ensuring the traveling public remains safe when driving on them.

The bridges are on:

•Cleveland Road West between First Street and Jim Campbell Boulevard.

•Cleveland Road West between Waterworks Drive and Ohio Street.

•Adams Avenue between Scott and Center streets.

•Wilbor Avenue between Scott and Center streets.

•Harborview Drive between Anchorage Circle and Newport Drive.

•Bogart Road between Taylor Avenue and Center Street.

•Bogart Road over Starr Heimberger ditch.

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