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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

State of emergency declared over Chipman Trail Bridge

Chipman Trail Bridge, Senior Mobile Pantry and more discussed


September 21, 2023

COLFAX — The County Commissioners met Monday morning, Sept. 18, for their workshop meeting, declaring a state of emergency to replace the Chipman Trail Bridge at the request of Public Works Director Mark Storey.

Storey said this was so they could move on replacing the bridge much faster, cutting the standard bidding process altogether.

Storey said the estimated cost for an outside vendor to deliver the top of the bridge or superstructure is $107,000.

“About double that would be what we’d need to build foundations and substructure to put the bridge on,” he said.

Storey said they dec...

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