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Trace bridge bid comes in $1.4M higher than expected

TUPELO — The lowest bid to build a bridge over the Natchez Trace Parkway came in $1.4 million higher than expected. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal members of the Major Thoroughfare Committee will discuss the bids on Oct. 8 before taking a proposal to the city council. The bridge is part of the city’s northern loop road project. ...

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MDOT official says river bridge 'structurally deficient'

OXFORD — A Mississippi Department of Transportation official says the Tallahatchie River truss bridge on Mississippi 7 is “structurally deficient” and will be replaced. MDOT supervisor Mitch Turner tells The Oxford Eagle the job is estimated to cost about $12 million, but final figures won’t be known until bids have been opened in January. Turner says the cost of keeping ...

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Duff brothers buy T.L. Wallace; make 'significant equity infusion'

COLUMBIA — Entrepreneurs Jim and Tom Duff have acquired T. L. Wallace Construction Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The Duff brothers own several other businesses including Southern Tire Mart, LLC, KLLM Transport Services, LLC, Forest Products Transports, LLC, Pine Belt Ford, LLC, as well as others with combined revenues exceeding $1.3 billion. As part of the acquisition of T. L. ...

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County supervisors at odds over bridge closing

LUCEDALE — George County’s Board of Supervisors has voted to close an 84-year-old bridge. But getting barricades or warning signs placed at the span has taken some time. The Mississippi Press reports some county officials say Supervisor Larry Havard is responsible for overseeing the posting of warning signs at the historic Merrill Bridge at the Pascagoula River, which is in ...

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After more than three years, connector road reopens

VICKSBURG — After more than three years and $8.6 million, a main corridor between downtown Vicksburg and Interstate 20 is about to reopen. The 82-year-old bridge that ran along the Mississippi River was closed in early 2009 because of river bank erosion. Now it’s a road on top of a tunnel over railroad tracks, and the reopening ceremony is scheduled ...

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Officials decide against relocating historic bridge

VICKSBURG — Officials in Vicksburg are scrapping plans to move a 143-year-old bridge from one part of town to another. There had been talk of moving the Fairground Street Bridge to the site of the Lower Mississippi River Museum downtown. A project manager, Michael Renacker, says several contractors each quoted at least $10 million to move the bridge a mile ...

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Need a bridge? MDOT can help

GREENVILLE — In accordance with federal regulations, the U.S. 82 bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Greenville is being made available to the public for relocation, preservation and maintenance at a new location. The continuous steel through truss bridge was opened in 1940 and has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the Mississippi Department of ...

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