The Nebraska Department of Transportation has authorized Omaha-based Hawkins Construction to immediately begin install a temporary bridge to provide access over the Mormon Canal while a new permanent bridge is constructed.
Hawkins Construction will build a 24-foot wide, single lane temporary bridge and then a permanent bridge over the Mormon Canal. Work will begin at the site on Wednesday, June 5.
The NDOT announced Friday that Hawkins Construction has been award contracts to reconstruct and repair two Highway 12 bridges caused by the March flooding of the Niobrara River.
The Mormon Canal was lost when the flooding damaged the approach and girders of the bridge.