Damaged Bridge Discussion Is On Carroll County Supervisor’s Agenda For Monday Morning

A Carroll County bridge that was damaged in the March flooding will be brought back up for discussion at the next board of supervisors meeting. County Engineer, Dave Paulson, had told supervisors in March that ice jams battered against some of the pilings on the Bruggeman Bridge, north of Lidderdale and west of Lanesboro on 115th Street. The flooding hampered inspection efforts, but the damage was deemed bad enough to close the bridge to traffic. In mid-April, four Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives joined Paulson in inspecting the structure, and they uncovered even more damage than originally estimated. The FEMA reps suggested that Paulson and the supervisors move on getting the bridge repaired as soon as was physically possible. This will be one of the first items on the agenda for the meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, July 15 in the supervisor meeting room at the Carroll County Courthouse. Other items include setting a public hearing for the county’s proposed law enforcement center addition, setting a public hearing to review a construction permit application in section 36 of Arcadia Township for Square Corner Farms, LLC and a review of the cash reserves, liquidity and debt management policies for Carroll County. The meetings are open to the public and a copy of Monday’s agenda can be found with this story on our website.