When will the Fourth Corso viaduct be demolished?
That’s the question. And the answer might be as soon as January.
It has been over two years since a 1-foot by 1-foot hole in the structure of the Fourth Corso viaduct eventually led to the bridge being closed.
When Nebraska City officials looked into the cost associated with replacing the bridge, they found the price tag to be a staggering $7 million.
The city then sought and found funds that brought their cost to a much more manageable sum of $625K.
With money located, the city began to move utilities and hoped to take the bridge down by April of 2018 so as to avoid any complications caused by regulations meant to protect migrating birds who might be making their home on the structure.
On Thursday, Greyson Path, Nebraska City’s administrator, updated where the process stands.
Path said Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is currently collecting information for the letting of bids, hopefully in December.
“We’ve been communicating in the last few days about numbers,” said Path.
Once the bidding process is undertaken, a contractor will need to be selected and a month from then, the destruction of the viaduct could take place.
Path estimates January is the earliest that the bridge would come down.