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Delaware Bridge Design Error to Cost Taxpayers an Extra $1M

Posted: Feb 21, 2018 9:54 AM Updated:

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP)- The rebuild of a Delaware bridge expected to be completed last Thanksgiving after initial delays is now expected to extend into March.

Delaware Department of Transportation spokesman C.R. McLeod said those delays have added an extra $1 million to Del. 141 bridge's cost. Mumford and Miller Concrete Inc. planned to begin construction last summer, but delays pushed the start date to fall.

The discovery of an asbestos conduit by workers slicing into the old structure delayed plans further. Delaware DOT says the conduit wasn't included in the company's $15.6 million design plans, but original bridge blueprints from the 1950s, which the company should have referenced, showed it.

A McCormick Taylor employee said they couldn't comment Monday as the project designer was unavailable.

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