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INDOT Announces Lincoln Memorial Bridge Now Open
Updated December 12, 2016 7:23 AM
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(VINCENNES) - The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that the Lincoln Memorial Bridge spanning the Wabash River is now open to traffic.

The announcement comes after the substantial completion of a $3.2 Million project to rehabilitate the historical bridge connecting downtown Vincennes to Westport, Illinois. Previously, the project was expected to take 180 days; however, due to good weather and time management, crews were able to complete the bridge resurface nearly four months earlier than expected.

Work included cleaning, joint sealing, facade repair and pavement rehabilitation. The project was originally scheduled to take place in March, however, crews discovered the bridge was a roosting site for the endangered Indiana Bat. Federal regulations restrict work that could potentially disturb the habitat of the Indiana Bat between April 1 and October 1. During the restriction period, contractors were able to perform light activities including painting and cleaning operations.

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