County approves bid for bridge replacement
A bid of $270,315.34 was approved Monday by the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors for a bridge replacement project on Chestnut Lane SW.
“It’s a complete new bridge to replace an obsolete structure,” said County Engineer Ryan Holmes.
The engineer’s estimate for the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program — a Mississippi Department of Transportation program that provides money to help counties pay for bridge repairs and drainage work — was $340,309.
The winning bid, submitted by Oddee Smith Construction Inc. in Brookhaven, came in nearly $70,000 and 20% below the estimate.
A total of eight sealed bids were submitted prior to Monday’s 10 a.m. bid opening, ranging from the low bid up to more than $475,000.
With little discussion, the board accepted the recommendation of Holmes to accept the low bid from Oddee Smith.
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