Cost reduced for bridge project near Baltic

2012-11-29T13:33:00Z Cost reduced for bridge project near BalticThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 29, 2012 1:33 pm  • 

BALTIC | The cost of a major bridge project in southeastern South Dakota has been reduced and the timeline sped up after inspectors deemed the existing bridge piers to be structurally sound.

The Highway 114 bridge near Baltic that was built in 1956 was closed in September after an inspection revealed it was unsafe. The bridge across the Big Sioux River in Minnehaha County had been used by about 1,500 vehicles daily.

Officials had planned for a two-year, $3 million reconstruction project. County Highway Superintendent D.J. Buthe tells the Argus Leader ( that the project cost is now estimated at about $1 million, and the work should be completed by midsummer.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

No Comments Posted.

Add Comment
You must Login to comment.

Click here to get an account it's free and quick

Deals, Offers and Events



The speed limit on Interstate 90 may be trimmed to 75 mph from Rapid City to the Wyoming line after recently being increased to 80 mph. Do you agree with the decision to return to 75 mph?

View Results

Recent Blog Posts

Jumping for fun

Jumping for fun

I knew going into the day I wanted something to say children having fun at the fair. I was not sure what it would be or how it would look. Aft…

2 hours ago(0)



DINGO = dingo

2 hours ago(0)

Hardrockers, Chadron State to close spring football

Hardrockers, Chadron State to close spring football

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Chadron State College, South Dakota State and Wyoming will close their spring football seasons …

April 24, 2015 8:27 pm(0)

The woman with the red umbrella

The woman with the red umbrella

I had a friend visit Rapid City for the first time last week, so I thought it would be a good chance for him to see Mount Rushmore. Despite th…

April 24, 2015 2:00 pm(0)

Moderate with rain

Expect warm temperatures today with rain this evening. Tomorrow and Sunday the temperatures will cool off slightly and rain can be expected bo…

April 24, 2015 10:11 am(0)