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New bridge replaces unsafe structure

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SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A bridge project that began last Spring in Sharp County is now completed. 

This new bridge is on Nelsonville Road in Calamine.

It replaced a structure that Sharp County bought in the 1960s from the State of Kentucky. 

In April 2017, Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne told Region 8 News that structure was failing. 

It couldn't withstand the weight of chicken trucks that regularly travel that road anymore and was beginning to cave in. 

This project cost about $1.6 million, but thanks to state and federal aid, Melbourne said the county paid about $20,000. 

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