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Habitat for endangered skunk may delay bridge project

The potential destruction of habitat for the endangered spotted skunk may hold up the replacement of this bridge southeast of Great Bend.

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Some call it the eastern spotted skunk and some call it the civit cat. Whatever one calls the small, black, furry critter, it calls a bridge southeast of Great Bend home.
And there’s the rub. The skunk is considered an endangered animal and the old steel-truss bridge is, well, endangered too since it is targeted for replacement.
The bridge crosses the Walnut Creek about three miles east of Great Bend on East Barton County Road and about three quarters of a mile south. The last steel bridge in the county, it was moved to the location in 1945, but ...

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