As of Tuesday, April 3, 2018
RIGGINS A large rock that became known as Humpty Dumpty – and became subject of a dispute that briefly threatened to hold up the Manning Crevice Bridge Replacement last year – has been removed.
The Free Press reported last August a boulder above the new bridge was braced in place while the contractor – RSCI – worked on one of the north side abutments. At the time RSCI told the county commission it would cost about $100,000 to remove it, and the county asked that it be taken out to ward off future liability.
Construction work on the approaches to the new bridge continues, and a seal coating remains to be applied, Mike Cook reported to the Idaho County Commissioners last week. According to the project website, the $9.6 million project will be completed this spring.
A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony is being planned, but a date has not yet been announced.
UPDATE: The Free Press received word late Tuesday afternoon the ribbon-cutting will be at 10 a.m. April 13 in Riggins. -ao