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Flagler bridge

When Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad told Palm Beach in March that the damaged Flagler Memorial Bridge would be repaired and stay open during construction of its replacement, he estimated a cost of about $5 million.

But when the local DOT office opened bids last week and announced a contract winner, the lowest bid, by Archer Western of Tampa, was nearly twice that figure, at $9.4 million.

Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)