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Bono Bridge construction nearly done

The construction of a new Bono Bridge is nearly done, County Judge Ed Hill said Sunday. (Source: Craighead Co. Judge Facebook Page) The construction of a new Bono Bridge is nearly done, County Judge Ed Hill said Sunday. (Source: Craighead Co. Judge Facebook Page)
Concrete has been poured for the new Bono Bridge. (Source: Craighead Co. Judge Facebook Page) Concrete has been poured for the new Bono Bridge. (Source: Craighead Co. Judge Facebook Page)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Construction crews have almost completed work on a bridge project in Craighead County that officials have worked on for nearly six years. 

According to a Facebook post from Craighead County Judge Ed Hill, the Bono Bridge structure that replaced the old Bono Bridge is nearly ready. 

"Construction is 99% finished," Hill said in the post. 

In 2011, Burlington Northern Santa Fe demolished the old bridge in rural Craighead County. Railroad officials had stressed safety issues as a reason for the demolition. 

County, railroad and state officials have been working on the project for several years. 

After the project was put out for bid, officials said a new bridge would reconnect County Roads 352 and 353 and that a bridge would make travel safer in the area. 

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