The South Street Bridge repair project was approved during Tuesday's Neosho City Council meeting.

The South Street Bridge repair project was approved during Tuesday's Neosho City Council meeting.
"This project started when we brought it before the council in April 3, council approved engineering services for this project, this is to fix the approaches on both ends of the bridge," said Dana Daniel, interim city manager. "We have four contractors submitting the bid, the low bid came from Dalton-Killinger Construction Company, Joplin."
The bid was for $59,551.50.
"On both ends of the bridge, if you drive across, that is rough getting on and getting off," Neosho Mayor Ben Baker said. "So what is happening is that it is sinking, because evidently they didn't put the proper bedrock in. So the only way to fix that - and fix that right - is to do what we are doing to get an engineer to look at and see what we have to do with concrete to take that out, and re-due to where that is not going to settle."
South Street Bridge opened up in October 2009.
Daniel asked the council to approve the bid from Dalton-Killinger.
"We are recommend that council approves this bid and if so approved, we would pursue a contract with this company, get ready to get this fix," said Daniel.
Once the work starts, Daniel said, "it possibly will take 30-60 days to complete."
Baker continued, "the bridge is going to be shut down for a period of time when they start on those repairs, we will get that out to the public when. It is pretty rough, going across there it is pretty rough, getting on and getting off. The bridge will not move, it is just the approaches on each side, so how far back they are going to take that road out, I don't know exactly how far back, they will level that concrete to where it is smooth getting on there."
Council approved the bid.