10th Street Bridge project on Tuesday’s city commission agenda

City Commissioners will consider awarding a $355,895 contract to Dave Kuglin Construction Inc. for continued work on the 10th Street Bridge.

The contact is on the Dec. 3 agenda.

The project is being funded by Preservation Cascade and no city funds are being used for the work.

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This phase of the project includes the installation of precast railings complete with baluster sections identical to those placed on the north span of the bridge. These railing sections will be placed over the top of the existing main arches. At such time as the bridge deck is re-built, these same railings and balusters will be moved to the edge of the reconstructed overhangs, according to the staff report.

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The project was bid in September with no bidders. The project was bid again in November and four bids were submitted ranging from $355,895.00 to $721,105.50.

Kuglin submitted the low bid.

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The city has had a public-private partnership agreement with Preservation Cascade and the National Trust for Historic Preservation since January 1998.

The agreement stipulated that the city would take ownership of the bridge and would be responsible for all contracting, insurance and all other responsibilities arising from the rehabilitation of the historic bridge.

According to the city staff report, the project will have a positive impact on the community by eventually providing a river crossing on the main urban loop s of the River’s Edge Trail.

Design phase engineering and plans and specifications were completed Lee Ebeling Engineering under contract with Preservation Cascade. Ebeling will provide construction phase engineering services and project inspection.