Duncan Bridge project set to begin this month

Duncan Bridge

WINSTON COUNTY - Duncan Bridge is set to receive several improvements once the contractor begins work this month.
Omega Coatings & Construction LLC was the lowest of three bidders at $5,561,225 on the project that will rehabilitate the iconic bridge, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.  The bridge will receive steel and concrete repairs, steel bridge coating, deck sealing, navigational lights and other work to improve the quality of the bridge, which crosses Highway 257 over Smith Lake at the Winston-Walker County line.
Once completed, the bridge will also fete a new paint job that will match the original color as closely as possible, according to ALDOT.
The contractor will be required to keep one lane of the bridge open throughout the work, except during the bridge jacking process, which may stop traffic for a maximum of 45 minutes.  ALDOT plans to notify the public 24 hours before the bridge jacking process begins in order to give motorists the option to take a different route.
ALDOT expects the work on Duncan Bridge to be complete by summer, 2024.

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