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Work on Discovery Bridge Ahead of Schedule in S.D.

Thu January 31, 2008 - Midwest Edition
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YANKTON, S.D. (AP) Work on the Discovery Bridge at Yankton is ahead of schedule with crews ready to begin installing the steel girders.

The construction contract awarded to Jensen Construction calls for the $23.9 million bridge over the Missouri River to be finished by the end of 2009. After being awarded the project last May, the company said it planned to have it finished by the end of 2008.

More recently, construction officials said they anticipated the bridge will be opened in October.

“I feel pretty comfortable that we’ll make that,” said Dan Timmons, vice president of Jensen Construction.

Reduced water releases from Gavins Point Dam, a lack of ice on the river and familiarity with Missouri River projects has helped speed up construction work.

Jensen Construction, of Des Moines, Iowa, also built the Vermillion-Newcastle, Neb., bridge and the Running Water-Niobrara, Neb., bridge.

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