News release from the Allen County Board of Commissioners:
Spring Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting Oct. 5
(October 2, 2012) â€” The Allen County Board of Commissioners today announced that a ribbon cutting ceremony signaling completion of the Spring Street Bridge project will be held on Friday, October 5, at 4:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place on the east side of the bridge. The public is invited to attend.
Among those participating in the ribbon cutting will be officials from Allen County and the City of Fort Wayne and Sister Elise Kriss, OSF, President of the University of Saint Francis.
The County Highway Department partnered with the City of Fort Wayne to rehabilitate the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad; reconstruct and widen Spring Street from Sprunger Avenue to Steup Avenue to provide turn lanes; signalize the intersection of Leesburg Road and Spring Street; install sidewalks along each side of the street and other related roadway work.
Primco, Inc. of Fort Wayne was the contractor for the project. Total cost is around $2.27 million, with 80 percent of the funding coming from the federal government.