Shared by IRPO–Five Bridges Set to be Replaced

NCDOT awards contract for Burke, McDowell, Rutherford counties

ASHEVILLE – A selection of bridges on secondary roads in Burke, McDowell and Rutherford counties will be replaced in the next two years.

The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $4.5 million contract to Apple Tuck & Associates of Rutherfordton to design and replace three bridges in Rutherford County, one in Burke County and one in McDowell County.

  • On Dentons Chapel Road over Double Branch in Burke County
  • On Old Linville Road over North Fork Catawba River in McDowell County
  • On Maple Creek Road over Mountain Creek in Rutherford County
  • On McKinney Mill Road over West Fork of Sandy Run Creek in Rutherford County
  • On Pleasant Hill Church Road over Maple Creek in Rutherford County

Design work on these bridges may begin on Oct. 29, with construction beginning in the summer of 2019. Temporary detours will be established prior to construction.  The contract calls for all work to be completed by December of 2020.

This is one of 14 road and bridge projects awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation for October across the state. The contracts went to the lowest qualified bidder, as required by state law. They are worth $507.7 million, which is $12 million under engineer estimates.

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