As soon as the bridge is finished, ODOT expects it to last about 10 years, at which point a new bridge will be built, Shell said. The new bridge will be about a $40 million project.
“ODOT does a very good job of explaining and keeping everyone up to date of where they are and the fixes,” Cleveland County Commissioner Rusty Sullivan said. “As a county, we want to support Lexington and all the rural areas as much as we can at all times, but especially in this challenging period that we’re going through with the bridge. If anyone has any questions on the county level, I would encourage them to call at any time.”