- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Repair work on a damaged bridge in Riverside County can finally get underway now that nesting birds have moved on.

The Theodore Street bridge in Moreno Valley sustained damage to two girders in January and repairs were initially scheduled to begin in March.

Then two nests of a bird species called Say’s phoebe were discovered on bridge ledges, interrupting the California Department of Transportation’s work plans. Discovery of a nest containing a house finch egg caused further postponement.

Now Caltrans spokeswoman Terri Kasinga tells The Press-Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1KzfOAi ) that a biologist has determined there is no more nesting activity on the damaged side of the bridge and the $2 million repair job will begin in mid- to late August.

Wire mesh has been put up to prevent more nesting.

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