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‘Humpty Dumpty’ rock removed; work nearly complete on $9.6M Manning Crevice Bridge



— 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



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