Bridge bid comes in lower than expected

The low bid on the largest part of the contract for construction of Maryland's Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge came in at $191 million, well below the state's estimate of $255 million. The low bid for the bridge's final construction part, a 3,300-foot piece from the Maryland shore to a draw span near the Virginia border, was submitted by a joint venture called Potomac Constructors, which is composed of three firms -- Edward Kraemer & Sons of Plain, Wis., and American Bridge Co. and Trumbull Corp., both of Pittsburgh.

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