Local Officials at Eldamain Rd. Ground Breaking

Local officials were on hand Tuesday for the ground-breaking ceremony for the Eldamain Rd. Bridge over the Fox River. The bridge should be completed in less than three years. (L to R): Kendall County board member Scott Gengler, county board member Robyn Vickers, county board member Matt Kellogg, county board Chairman Scott Gryder, Kendall County Circuit Clerk Matt Prochaska, county board member Amy Cesich, Plano Mayor Bob Hausler, Yorkville Mayor John Purcell, county board member Ruben Rodriguez and county board member Brian DeBolt. (WSPYNews.com photo by James Wyman)

Local officials gathered at the south end of Eldamain Rd. at River Rd. on Tuesday for a ground-breaking ceremony for the $60 million bridge over the Fox River.

Plote Construction of Hoffman Estates had the low bid of $35 million for the actual bridge construction.

The bridge will eventually connect Galena Rd. and Route 71.

Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder

Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder stands in the path of the Eldamain Rd. Bridge over the Fox River.  Construction on the bridge began on Tuesday. (WSPYNews.com photo by James Wyman)

Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder was pleased to see the construction on the bridge begin.

Gryder said that the Eldamain Rd. Bridge will pull traffic off of Rt. 47.

HR Green's Kevin Berry is supervising the bridge construction for the county, and Berry spoke about when the bridge would be completed.

Documents list the bridge cost at a total of $45 million, $15 million of that amount is a local match.

Mayors John Purcell of Yorkville and Bob Hausler of Plano were also on hand for the ground-breaking on Tuesday.

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