TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Construction of a new bridge in Tippecanoe County is starting to take shape, thanks to four giant concrete beams.
The bridge spans the Wildcat creek on East 100 North. It needed to be replaced due to damage caused by a logjam.
The support beams are 160 feet long and weigh over 100 tons. Crews needed cranes to lift them into place.
Tippecanoe County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh said finishing the project will benefit the people who live in the area.
“This is a pretty significant east-west thoroughfare as far as county roads go,” Murtaugh said. “Having this shut down for as long as it is going to be shut down, it’s kind of a hardship for some of the residents around here.”
Murtaugh said the bridge should be finished by the end of the summer.