INDOT: Company paid for I-65 repairs

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) INDOT says the construction company involved with the I-65 bridge closure paid for the repairs.

In a statement to WLFI-TV, a spokesman said thus far, Walsh Construction has not submitted a financial claim with justification to seek reimbursement. INDOT will review any claims at the time they are submitted.

The Wildcat Creek Bridge originally closed on Aug. 4 when crews noticed unusual movement and sagging. It opened soon after, but closed again on Aug. 7 when crews noticed a bridge pier sank several inches.

INDOT said the problems started when crews installed steel piers to widen existing piers as part of the construction to make I-65 three lanes throughout Tippecanoe County.

INDOT said Walsh is responsible for that project. INDOT is responsible for design review and construction inspection.

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