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Chipman bridge reconstruction underway

Crews started installing foundation for the new bridge on Monday.

COLFAX — Reconstruction of the Bill Chipman Trail Bridge is underway, with a new superstructure slated to arrive Wednesday, March 27.

The Chipman Trail Bridge, located a mile-and-a-half on the trail leaving Pullman toward Moscow, was destroyed by fire Aug. 19, 2023. Two boys, ages 13 and 14, both of Moscow, are accused of setting the fire.

The state Department of Transportation is detouring traffic along State Highway 272 and barrels have been put out to designate a path for pedestrians and bicyclists on the trail.

Whitman County Public Works Director Mark Storey said the department has been a...


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