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Replacement of the Dover Bridge is closer to receiving federal stimulus money after the Idaho Transportation Board’s vote Thursday. The bridge’s poor condition has received national attention.  (File / The Spokesman-Review)
Replacement of the Dover Bridge is closer to receiving federal stimulus money after the Idaho Transportation Board’s vote Thursday. The bridge’s poor condition has received national attention. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Looks like the ITD board is going to reverse itself today and put the Dover Bridge back on the list of "shovel-ready" projects that are candidates for federal economic stimulus funds. Their excuse: Now it looks like we'll get more money, so they don't have to pare down the list. Earlier they bumped the North Idaho bridge that's received national attention as one of the worst in the country, because they wanted to spread the money to other parts of the state. Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise reports that Gov. Otter is happy with the change of heart here.




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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