A construction company from Youngstown has been picked by the state to replace the abandoned Olive Street bridge, closed nearly four years now due to decay and structural concerns.
AP O'Horo Company's winning bid is 14 percent below the estimated $4.25 million cost to replace the structure that joins Niles and McDonald over the Mahoning River. It was closed four years ago.
Four of the seven bids submitted were below the state's projected cost.
Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith said he couldn't say why the replacement cost proposals were so far below estimates, but the situation "couldn't be better."
Read more about the project, costs, and how long it will take in Monday's Tribune Chronicle.