Cobban Bridge gets funding



Construction on the Cobban Bridge could start as early as 2021.

By Julia Wolf

Construction on the Cobban Bridge could start as early as 2021. The Chippewa County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in August 2017, authorizing the highway department to move forward with replacing the Cobban Bridge, once funding for construction and design became available. 

The Chippewa County Highway Committee discussed funding options for the Jim Falls bridge during a meeting June 27. The county has been awarded $4.72 million in federal funds for Cobban Bridge replacement. 

“We’ve gotten some news since the last meeting on the funding,” said highway commissioner Brian Kelley.

The maximum percentage of the costs eligible for federal funds is 80 percent, which equals $4.28 million in 2018 dollars.

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See Thursday, July 5, 2018, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more of this story. 

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