State Road 46 bridge to reopen today

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to reopen State Road 46 at its Fishers Fork Creek bridge this afternoon — weather permitting — about two weeks ahead of the contract completion date for removing and replacing the three-span structure. The location is two miles west of State Road 9 southeast of Columbus.

Milestone is INDOT’s contractor for the $1,398,358 design-build project which called for a five-month closure. A new slab-top superstructure measuring 81 feet in length with 44 feet of clear roadway side-to-side is now in place.

A second State Road 46 Fishers Fork Creek bridge east of this one received a deck overlay last year as part of this contract.