$13.5 million bridge project on schedule in Kimball

photo The project to raise the Interstate 24 overpass at U.S. Highway 72 in Kimball is nearly complete.

Bridge timeline

• 1965: Date original bridge was constructed• June 18, 2010: New bridge project awarded to Dement Construction Co.• Sept. 30, 2012: Estimated completion dateBY THE NUMBERS• $13.57 million: Original winning bid• 45,000: Number of vehicles traveling Interstate 24 east of Kimball in 2011• 10,000: Number of vehicles using Kimball interchange each day in 2011• 16 feet, eight inches: Minimum clearance of new bridge• 19,550: Number of bridges on Tennessee public roads• $1.81 billion: Spending on state bridge replacement and repairs from 1982 to 2008Source: Tennessee Department of Transportation

Arkansas-Ole Miss Live Blog