City cuts ribbon on Noblitt Park rail bridge

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COLUMBUS, Ind.–Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop, Pam Lienhoop and David Hayward, Executive Director of Public Works and City Engineer, joined officials from the Louisville & Indiana Railroad, CSX Railroad, and other state and local dignitaries on Monday to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new Noblitt Park railroad bridge, which replaced a bridge that had spanned the Flat Rock River for over 100 years.

In remarks to the group, L&I President John Goldman thanked the city for its cooperation during the construction of the bridge, citing the open communication with the Columbus government as key to the enterprise moving along smoothly with few delays. The project completes over $12 million in improvements along the rails leading into and out of Columbus.

“We are pleased to continue a strong collaborative working relationship with Louisville & Indiana Railroad and CSX Railroad officials to minimize the impact of increased train traffic to our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Lienhoop. “We look forward to their continued help as we move forward with final plans and construction of the State Road 46/Indiana 11 overpass over the next several years.”

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