The replacement for the Flat Branch Bridge on the Lincoln Prairie Trail between Taylorville and Pana has one more hurdle to clear before bids will be sent out for its construction. Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy Vice-Chair Bud Altman says the funding is in place, and all that needs to be done is the state needs to finish the required environmental studies.
Altman says in the meantime, the conservancy is working to get the trail into the best shape they can before the bridge is completed.
Altman says the bridge replacement could be a part of a longer connected trail through Christian County, but no one has stepped forward to build part of the stretch of trail.
Altman says the Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy will once again start repaving and patching work on the trail between Taylorville and Pana in a few weeks.