WR Bridge repair plan is appalling both in cost and inconvenience. The request for bids (if there was one) should have set closing only one lane as a requirement.
The visible damage is to a spreader that has no effect on the weight bearing ability of the bridge. In any event, typical bridge designs have a safety factor of a minimum of 5 to 1.
This is a perfect example of bureaucracy running amok squandering our taxpayer money; and, being ok with grossly inconveniencing the driving public for an excessive period of time. Where is the accountability? This is NOT ok.
Go out for bids; and set closing only one lane as a requirement.