Agency Awards $1.27M to Repair Arkansas Bridge

December 14, 2011

Arkansas’ southeastern-most county will receive a federal grant to rebuild a bridge that collapsed during massive flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries earlier this year.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Monday that a $1.27 million grant had been awarded for the Macon Bayou Bridge in Chicot County.

Federal officials say the state’s plans for the $1.7 million project will be to return the bridge on Lewis Road to pre-disaster footprint and function.

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