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Low bid for new Ohio River bridge is $131 million

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although more than $57 million separated the bids received for the new Ohio River bridge from Wellsburg to Brilliant, the apparent low bid came in just about where state officials expected it would.

The three bidders as of Tuesday’s bid deadline were Flatiron Constructors Inc., headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., at $131 million; American Bridge Co. of Coraopolis, Pa., at $133.4 million; and Walsh Construction Co. of Chicago at $188.1 million.

A mandatory pre-bid conference was held April 4 in Charleston. Estimates for the bridge topped $130 million.

Anticipated completion of the new span now is set for March 2021…

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