- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - Local officials say they’re moving ahead with plans to replace a main bridge over the White River into downtown Anderson despite the project being rejected for a federal grant.

The 45-year-old Eisenhower Bridge wasn’t included among grants announced this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation. A total of $584 million was awarded for 72 projects.

The Herald Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/1qYG4Mf ) it is the third time that federal officials have denied grant money for the Anderson project.

Madison County officials had hoped for a grant to pay 80 percent of the estimated $15 million cost to replace the bridge.

County Commissioner John Richwine says the county might sell bonds to finance the project in the city about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

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Information from: The Herald Bulletin, https://www.theheraldbulletin.com

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