Old 49 bridge to be replaced
By JASON PATTERSON
Editor & Publisher
Many drivers say a little prayer before they cross the old wooden bridge on Old Highway 49 in Yazoo County.
The aging bridge is outdated and showing its age, but it will soon be replaced by a modern structure.
Yazoo County officials were even more pleased to learn that it’s going to cost much less than projected to replace the bridge.
Carthage-based N.L. Carson Construction submitted the lowest bid for the project at $829,738. County Engineer Larry Dixon said the bid was $192,000 or 19 percent lower than the estimated cost.
“These companies are hungry, and they need the work,” Dixon said.
The Board of Supervisors awarded the contract this week.
Cobie Collins, board president, said he now wants to focus on trying to speed up the process of securing funding for much needed repairs to Carter Road.