New Home Sought for Mulberry Creek Bridge
Ford County, Kansas is planning to replace the Mulberry Creek Bridge located on Valley Road between 122 Road and 123 Road southwest of Ford, Kansas. This bridge has been determined eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge was originally constructed around 1906 by the Kansas City Bridge Company. The 2-span Pratt through truss bridge is approx. 176 feet long and 20 feet wide with a 14 foot clearance. Each span is approx. 85 feet in length.
Ford County is seeking proposals for adaptive reuse of the bridge at a new location, to anyone willing to move, re-erect, maintain, and assume financial and legal responsibility for the bridge. Funds in the amount of $15,000 will be made available to help with covering the cost of moving the bridge to its new location once the relocation is approved by the KS State Historic Preservation Office. All proposals must be received at the Ford County Government Center, Attn: County Administrator, 100 Gunsmoke, Dodge City, KS 67801 no later than 4:00 p.m. on the closing date of Friday, July 29, 2013. Proposals may be hand delivered or mailed; however, proposals received after July 29, 2013 will be rejected even if postmarked on or before July 29, 2013. Ford County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and either re-let or cancel the procurement without liability to potential recipients. The successful bidder will be required to have either bonded or have liability insurance in an amount not less than $1million. The county has to be listed as an additional insured on the liability policy. Proposals shall detail the relocation plan, including the time period for moving the bridge which shall not exceed 90 calendar days from the date the selected proposal is awarded by the Board of County Commissioners. The proposed location and use of the bridge may be subject to approval by the KS State Historic Preservation Office.
For additional information, please contact Ed Elam, Ford County Administrator at 620-227-4670 or [email protected].