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Plans underway to rebuild the Sandy Ford Bridge

Posted by wlpo on August 15, 2014

Do you get nervous driving over the Sandy Ford Bridge between Leonore and Streator? The aging bridge is about to be replaced.

The La Salle County Board has started the planning process for a new Sandy Ford Bridge. La Salle County Engineer Larry Kinzer says the bridge was built in 1952 and is starting to show its age.

The county received a $2.9 million federal grant that will pay for most of the bridge replacement. That grant money though won’t be available to use until 2018.

When construction starts, it’ll take at least a year for the new bridge to be ready.

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