Crews completing emergency work

— The initial phase of a $9.25 million bridge project is nearly complete.

Tomorrow, Yakima County commissioners are expected to approve as complete an emergency contract to shore up the southern approach of North Meyers Road Bridge.

The span connects Zillah and Toppenish, and has been closed since sustaining flood damage in February.

County Engineer Gary Eckstedt estimates the emergency work cost $20,000.

Work to remove and replace the 70-year-old bridge will start in about a month, Ekstedt said.

About 80 percent of the bridge replacement’s overall cost will be covered through federal funds.

Commissioners meet at 10 a.m. in Yakima City Hall, 129 N. Second St., Yakima.


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