- Associated Press - Sunday, May 21, 2017

SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) - Officials expect work to resume later this year on a stalled $1 million restoration project for a 19th century wooden covered bridge in southern Indiana.

Jackson County officials say the contractor removed its equipment from the Shieldstown Covered Bridge early last year after nearly 70 percent of the wood obtained for the sides of the bridge was rejected because it didn’t meet national historic preservation standards.

County Highway Superintendent Jerry Ault tells The (Seymour) Tribune (http://bit.ly/2rFfQTC ) work is expected to start again in September since the contractor is obtaining the needed wood. Ault says state Department of Transportation officials had more leverage with the contractor to get work resumed.

The bridge was built in 1876 over the East Fork of the White River about five miles west of Seymour.

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Information from: The (Seymour) Tribune, http://www.tribtown.com

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