KAYSVILLE – Repair of the 200 North overpass will be overseen by engineers at URS Corporation.
The council passed an agreement for professional services with the firm on Dec. 18.
“We need our own expert representing us,” Mayor Steve Hiatt told the council.
“This is not a contract to repair but an opinion on what it will take to complete it. We’re three years into this ridiculous process and it’s nothing short of embarrassing. It’s disgraceful.”
The southwest facade on the bridge began buckling as soon as it was completed, said Hiatt.
Neither the contractor nor the insurance companies have taken responsibility.
Hiatt said it would not be responsible of the city to rely on outside engineers to make an assessment of the problem.
City leaders have been told the buckling is aesthetic and not structural, and John Thacker, city manager, said engineers from URS will determine if that is the case.
“They are going to consult with and advise Kaysville on when and how best to repair the bridge,” said Thacker, in a phone call.
“The insurance company issues have not been resolved,” he said. “It’s not for certain who’s paying for it. It may take litigation but if it does, we will litigate.”