Competitive Highway Bridge Program 2019 Grant Awards - Fact Sheets
West River Counties Bridge Replacement Project
CHBP FY 2018 Grant Award: $2,247,000
Recipient: South Dakota Department of Transportation
The project replaces four bridges in Butte, Meade and Lawrence Counties. The bridges are on county highways, serving as important connectors for local communities and supporting local and regional economies in South Dakota. The project will replace Orman Road over Horse Creek in Butte County, Opal Road over Beaver Dam Creek in Meade County and St. Onge Road over False Bottom Creek Bridges in Lawrence county.
The project improves bridges from poor condition to good and eliminates the need for load postings, essential for safe and efficient travel in the region. The bridges represent critical transportation links for agricultural business and recreation. All four bridges connect farmers to nearby towns where livestock and crop are bought and sold.