Mastronardi said the $16.6 million is the maximum the bridge will cost, and the federal government is expected to pay 90 percent.
He said construction of the new bridge will cost about $11.9 million, while demolition of the old one cost $1.6 million. The estimate also includes incentives of up to $3.1 million for contractor C.W. Matthews to complete the work before June 15.
For the contractor to get the full incentive, the work would have to be done by mid-May.
Mastronardi said it’s hard to say how far in advance of June 15 the work is likely to be done.
GDOT will begin to install large beams over it.