Bid Approved for Charley Western Bridge Demolition

Danger signs posted on the banks of the Cedar River upsteam from unstable bridge

Charles City, IA – The Charley Western Bridge started crumbling last April. Years of flooding caused the deterioration of the structure. A winning bid was approved at the last City Council meeting.

The winning bid went to Lodge Construction with $267,910.40. Steve Diers, Charles City’s city administrator, says the demolition will start when the weather warms up.

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Eight bids were turned in for the demolition.

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This project had been delayed last year due to an endangered animal living in the area.

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