NEBRASKA CITY – Three and a half years after street workers found a hole through the cement deck of the Fourth Corso viaduct and a structural engineer said the bridge is not only unfit for vehicle traffic, but even pedestrians, work has begun on its demolition.
The Nebraska City City Council accepted Hawkins Construction’s $5.7 million bid for the demolition and new bridge on Jan. 2.
Third Street beneath the viaduct is expected to close Feb. 19 from First to Fifth corso. It will remained closed for the duration of the 18-month project.
Traffic on the new bridge is expected to open prior to the city’s AppleJack Festival in 2019.
The city is also preparing to seek bids for the 11th Street bridge and paving project. The city had sought bids with a July completion date, but no one bid.
The city will re-advertise for bids with no specified start date.