Bridge may reopen next month
State transportation officials hope to have the Milk River bridge on U.S. Highway 2 between Havre and Chinook repaired by Dec. 20, the Montana Department of Transportation said today.
A contract to repair the bridge was expected to be awarded sometime today, MDT division maintenance chief Dave Hand said.
"I was told this morning that they were planning on selecting a contractor today," Hand said. "It is my understanding that the contract is to get traffic back on the bridge by Dec. 20, and includes a considerable incentive for each day before that."
Blaine County Commissioner Don Swenson sa...