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Old isn’t always best

County considers replacing one of its historic bridges

The stone bridges that were built as part of the Works Progress Administration in the early 1940s, remain in use, but are in need of repair and one may be replaced, due to the amount of traffic it carries.

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles on the possible replacement of one of the county’s historic stone bridges.)

County Engineer Clark Rusco, County Administrator Richard Boeckman and the Barton County Commission have been discussing the issue for a long time now, and next Monday they are expected to take action on a plan to replace one of the several historic stone bridges in northern Barton County.
Monday the commissioners began public discussion about the advisability of replacing one of two double arch stone bridges with a modern concrete structure that would be more able ...

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