Republican State Representative Bob Heaton of Terre Haute says that he is working with the Indiana Department of Transportation to replace the State Road 46 Bridge over the Eel River.
According to INDOT, the project will be open for bids late 2015 or early 2016 with construction in 2016 and 2017.
The new bridge should be open to traffic by early 2018.
Since the current bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, there are several requirements for the removal and relocation of the existing bridge.
INDOT is working with other entities to find non-vehicular uses for the bridge.
Once the environmental documents and design plans are complete, INDOT will hold a public hearing on proposed design options, in the upcoming year.