By KEVIN KOELLING
TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors accepted at a regular meeting Aug. 14 a $655,520 bid from Cooper Rail Service to improve a bridge along the Hoosier Southern Railroad line.
Their acceptance of the Huntingburg company’s bid was contingent upon reviews by legal and engineering experts. Only one other bid was received for the work an engineer estimated would cost between $550,000 and $750,000. The W.M. Brode Co., of Newcomerstown, Ohio, bid $669,413.