Matt Deitchley, media relations director for INDOT’s LaPorte District, said in an email that the department awarded Jack Isom Construction Company’s bid of $760,657 in March.
Indianapolis-based construction management firm RW Armstrong, which is overseeing the project, did not return a request for comment.
The Eel River Run trail, which will lead up to the bridge on the river’s south side, was completed in November. The River Bluff Trail, which is owned by the Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation, was completed in 2003 and goes from the north side of the Eel River to the Hervey Preserve.
Eel River Run Committee Chairwoman Mercedes Brugh, Logansport Memorial Hospital Vice President for Planning and Development Vicki Byrd and Logansport Parks Administrator Jan Fawley have been involved with the project since its inception. The three say the bridge is part of an effort to continue to connect the city’s trails and parks.
Brugh declined to comment except to say she is meeting with representatives from RW Armstrong, INDOT and Jack Isom Construction Copmany next week to get a better idea of how the project is moving forward.
Fawley and Byrd could not be reached Wednesday for comment.
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.