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Saxon Harbor bridge contract awarded


April 20, 2018


HURLEY — The Iron County Highway Committee awarded the contract for repairing the bridge over Oronto Creek at Saxon Harbor Monday, a key step in the rebuilding of the harbor after it was destroyed in a July 2016 storm.

Merrill Gravel and Construction was the lowest of seven bidders vying for the contract, according to Iron County Highway Commissioner Mike Swartz.

While it was the lowest submitted, Swartz said the company’s $1,440,712 bid was still above the initial expected cost of the project.

The federal highway administration is expected...

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