When the Trigg County Fiscal Court met Monday evening, magistrates chose Scott & Murphy, Inc., a Bowling Green-based company with an office in Hopkinsville, to build a 50-foot concrete prestressed beam bridge at a cost of $162,850. Jim Smith Contracting, Inc., out of Grand Rivers bid $199,000.
Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander said he was “speechless” when he saw the lower bid. “We’re well pleased with that figure,” he said.
Most of the money will come from state funds, with Alexander estimating that it will cost the county about $8,850. In a bid letter from engineering firm Ronald Johnson & Associates, Chris Proffitt with Scott & Murphy, Inc., said they could begin work in 30 – 45 days and have the project completed in another 30 – 45 days.
“Scott & Murphy has recently completed 25 bridges of various lengths on I-65 and 8 bridges on the West Kentucky Parkway for the (Kentucky) Transportation Cabinet,” Ronald Johnson & Associates President C.F. Williams wrote in the bid letter.
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