Commissioners considering course of action on Shieldstown Bridge project

Zach Spicer, The Tribune/ Work is stalled on the rehabilitation of the Shieldstown Covered Bridge. ZACH SPICER | THE TRIBUNE

The contractor who walked away from a project to renovate the Shieldstown Covered Bridge earlier this year has incurred more than $42,000 in fines from the state and could wind up being kicked off the project if county commissioners have their way.

“I think we have given them enough time,” Commissioners President Matt Reedy said during a commissioner’s meeting Tuesday night at the courthouse annex.

Reedy was referring to Duncan Robertson Inc. of Franklin. That company moved most of its equipment from the site along County Road 200N in Hamilton Township between Seymour and Brownstown early this year and left the sides of the bridge uncovered.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.