Nebraska DOT reopens last flood-damaged bridge on state freeway system (VIDEO)
Almost a 12 months after historic flooding and blizzard circumstances closed 3,300 freeway miles and 27 bridges on the Nebraska State Freeway System, the state’s division of transportation declares it has reopened the system’s last bridge that was broken within the March 2019 catastrophe.
Contractor Herbst Building of Le Mars, Iowa, has accomplished many of the $2.eight million alternative mission for the N-13 bridge east of Hadar. All that’s left is guardrail surfacing, grading and seeding, which is scheduled to be accomplished in spring, NDOT reported February 7.
The N-13 bridge spans the North Fork Elkhorn River. Floodwaters washed out the bridge helps, inflicting it to break down.
The historic flooding, which started March 13, 2019, was the results of heavy rains mixed with melting ice and record-level snowfall. The Nebraska DOT estimates harm to the state’s freeway system and native roads was $190 million.
For video of the harm, see beneath:
The DOT says its personnel labored across the clock by way of March 29 closing roads, detouring site visitors and repairing broken roads. By March 23, after the floodwaters receded, all however 200 miles of roadway remained closed, the company says.
For video of the restore work, see beneath: