PUBLIC NOTICE - Glenn Avenue Bridge
The Town of Normal is proposing the demolition and replacement of the bridge that carries Glenn Avenue over the North Branch of Sugar Creek, located between Franklin Avenue and Fell Avenue. The bridge was determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Whereas this project is regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and pursuant to the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act of 1989 (Public Act 86-707) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 USC 470f), any public agency which proposes to demolish a bridge which is eligible for listing on the NRHP shall first make the bridge available for donation to any qualifying state, local, or responsible entity.
Therefore, the Town of Normal is offering the Glenn Avenue Bridge over the North Branch of Sugar Creek to any qualifying state, local, or responsible entity, as soon as they enter into an agreement to the following conditions:
1. Maintain the bridge and the features that give it its historic significance, and
2. Assume all future legal financial responsibility for the bridge, which may include an agreement to hold the Town of Normal harmless in any liability action.
The Town may cover some cost associated with moving this bridge, not to exceed the cost of demolition of this bridge. All remaining cost shall be the responsibility of the entity requesting to move the structure.
Interested parties should send a letter, along with funding means, location of bridge placement, means of moving structure, and timetable for move. It should be noted that the bridge will be required to be moved between the end of the 2019-2020 school year and the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year for McLean County Unit District No. 5.
Letters of Interest should be sent to:
Town of Normal Engineering Department
1 Uptown Circle
P.O. Box 589
Normal, IL 61761
Or contact Ryan Otto, Town Engineer at 309-454-9578. Typical business hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
Please respond by August 2, 2019 to be considered for transferal of bridge responsibility.
The Engineering Department is responsible for assuring that public improvements associated with private developments are in accordance with the Town Code. Engineering makes recommendations regarding access, traffic management and public utility installations. Construction plans for subdivisions are reviewed and approved by Engineering. All public improvements are supervised, inspected, and approved by Engineering staff prior to acceptance by the Council.