Replace single-span, 61-ft timber stringer bridge built in 1976 over Howard Creek, located at mile 9 along Index-Galena Road, with a two lane, 75-ft steel and pre-cast concrete girder bridge. The log girders used to build the original bridge are deteriorating deeming the structure “structurally deficient”. Traffic was restricted to one lane with a 5-ton weight limit since August 2008.
The new structure is an 80-foot long single-span bridge with steel girders and a concrete deck. It is now 28-feet wide to accommodate two lanes of traffic.