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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 borrowing money for multiple bridge repair projects

MCCOMB — Pike County will borrow $5.5 million to work on local bridges. The Enterprise-Journal reports supervisors acted this past week after agreeing to advertise for bids to replace the bridge over the Tangipahoa River at Chatawa, work that will be paid for by bond funds. Keith Lott of Neel-Schaffer engineering firm said the expected completion date for the Chatawa ...

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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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U.S. 80 bridge struck multiple times by runaway barges

VICKSBURG — The U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River was hit multiple times late last week after 33 of 35 grain barges broke loose from their tow and some hit a pier in the middle of the span. “It’s dark on the video, and I can’t tell exactly what’s going on,” bridge superintendent Herman Smith said after the strike. ...

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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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