ANNOUNCEMENT OF AVAILABILITY OF HISTORIC BRIDGE

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF AVAILABILITY OF HISTORIC BRIDGE

February 16, 2016

Lee County in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) proposes the replacement of a bridge that has been determined to be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.  For various reasons, the bridge is not planned to be preserved in place.  The bridge is located on Lee Road 144 over Little Uchee Creek in Lee County, Alabama.

As stipulated in section 123(f)(4) of the surface Transportation Act of 1987 and the Memorandum of Agreement with the Alabama Historical Commission, Lee County is announcing the availability of this bridge.  The structure will be donated to the appropriate recipients and Lee County, FHWA and ALDOT will pay the expense of moving the bridge and associated reestablishment costs up to the expense of bridge demolition.  For this service the recipient will agree to preserve the historical integrity of the bridge and to properly maintain the structure.

The bridge is a one-lane metal Pratt Pony Truss bridge constructed in 1948.  Presently the bridge has a National Bridge inventory System Sufficiency Rating of 16.3.  The bridge is rated as structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.  The structure is 81 feet in length and carries one lane of traffic with a lane width of 12.0 feet.

Any potential recipient interested in further information concerning acquisition of this bridge, please provide a written request within 14 days of the placement of the advertisement to:

Joey Hundley

Special Projects Coordinator

Lee County

PO Box 1007

Opelika, AL 36803-1007

Legal run 2/19/16, 2/26/16, 3/4/16 & 3/11/16

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