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Firm says bridge repair to cost nearly $4 million

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - An engineering firm says it will cost more than $3.8 million to repair two bridges over the Cedar River that were damaged during record flooding in June.

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail bridges, built in 1912, include one bridge at McFarlane Park near La Porte City and another at Evansdale.

A report prepared by Shuck-Britson Inc. estimates the cost of replacing the McFarlane bridge at just over $2 million, with a possible $1.83 million repair option. The estimate for replacing the Evansdale bridge is $1.82 million, with a $1.34 million repair option.

Officials say that replacement or repair costs likely would be covered with 90% federal dollars and 10% state funds.

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