Raleigh - Robeson County will soon have six new bridges, thanks to a $4.1 million contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Being replaced are:
Two bridges on Watson Mill Road -the Little Raft Swamp Bridge and the Watson Pond Bridge, both built in 1954;
The Gum Swamp Bridge on Old Red Springs Road, built in 1957;
The Back Swamp Canal Bridge on Henry Berry Road, built in 1970;
The Back Swamp Bridge on Addison Tram Road, built in 1970; and
The Ten Mile Swamp Bridge on Regan Church Road, built in 1976.
E.S. Wagner Company, LLC of Piedmont, S.C. was awarded the contract. Building of the bridges may begin as soon as Jan. 3, 2017. All should be replaced by June 15, 2020.
This was one of 12 road and bridge projects recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. They came in at about $177.9 million, which was nearly $5.6 million under DOT engineers' estimates. The contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders, as required by state law.