GIRARD — The current bridge project on E. Centennial Avenue in Pittsburg completion date was in question during the Crawford County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

Commissioner Carl Wood said he hasn’t been out to the site since the middle of last week, but the railing on the side of the bridge has been completed. Wood said he doesn’t think Pittsburg will be able to do their part of the project — including overlaying the approach — until the end of the month.
The contractor for the project, Mission Construction, will have to pay the county liquidated damages of $1,000 per day, except Sundays and holidays, until the project is completed.

“We gotta move on,” Wood said. “Pittsburg is about to do Rouse [construction] and the hospital is wondering when we are going to be getting done.”

In other business, County Health Officer Rebecca Adamson attended the meeting with a  grant for the commissioners to sign.

Adamson said the health department has been a recipient of the grant for the last three years — totalling $240,000 a year — which focuses on the prevention of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The grant is financed by the Prevention and Public Health Fund of the Affordable Care Act.

This will be the fourth and last year to receive the grant.

“We are very fortunate to have it for four years straight,” Commissioner Tom Moody said.

The commission also spoke about updates to the county’s property and casualty insurance. The commission will go over a list of covered equipment and buildings to make sure they understand what is — and what needs to be — covered before moving forward.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.