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Tekoa trestle conversion to trail out to bid

State project estimated to cost about $1 million


TEKOA — Changes to the decking and railing on the Tekoa trestle are out to bid from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

The state is removing railroad ties, installing new concrete deck panels and steel railing across the top of the trestle.

The project is part of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, formerly the John Wayne Trail.

The 115 –foot tall, 975-feet long structure crosses over State Route 27 at the edge of Tekoa.

The estimated cost for the work is $950,000 to $1.05 million.

Advertising for bids began March 19 with a bid opening time of April 13.

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