Bridge East Of Pender Opened Saturday, Original Completion Date Was November

PENDER – Over the weekend an announcement was made that N-94, east of Pender reopened ahead of its scheduled November completion date.

According to a release from the Nebraska Department of Transportation, the bridge was opened Saturday. The roadway was damaged during the March 2019 flooding which included significant damage to the bridge structure.

The NDOT partnered with contractor, Valley Corporation, of Valley, Nebraska, who received the $2,307,519.67 emergency contract to repair the existing bridge. Work began on July 1 to repair the bridge after flood waters in Logan Creek damaged the west bridge approach and severely scoured the adjacent channel. The flooding undercut the bridge supports, impacting the bridge’s ability to support traffic. Work included channel erosion repair, pavement approach replacement, repair of the damaged bridge supports and guardrail repair.

Saturday was just another day to celebrate with mobility restored for the community. NDOT officials continue to progress in restoring their transportation system after the historic flooding earlier this year as its been a top priority to get this roadway open as soon as possible.

The NDOT thanks all involved for their partnership, effort and dedication on completing repairs in an expedited time period.

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