The approval of the JEO task order to design, bid, and over-see construction of repair work to the Steinhart Park Road Timber Bridge was one of the many topics of discussion at the Nebraska City City Council meeting at City Hall on Monday evening.
In February, the City Council authorized taking ownership of the Steinhart Park Road Timber Bridge, and  authorized the city to work with JEO Consulting Group as the city’s retained engineering firm to prepare a task order to finalize needed repairs, develop design specifications, bid the project out, and oversee construction.
This project is estimated to take about 150 days and will be done before the AppleJack Festival and the start of school. Construction will likely have an impact on the city’s 2018 summer aquatic center season. To ease the strain of that conflict,  construction crews plan to maintain one-way traffic on the bridge, and will also keep the routes open from the south, giving citizens and tourists reasonable access to the aquatic center.
The total estimated cost of the project is $132,548.80 before being finalized after design approval and bids. The JEO task order is an hourly agreement instead of a lump sum agreement, which allows area for savings.