The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District board of directors has approved the replacement of two wooden bridges on the supply canal in Lincoln County.

The Henry farm bridge just east of North Platte will be removed and replaced with a newly designed steel and concrete bridge at a cost of $276,429.

Central personnel will do the work on the bridge, Central spokeswoman Holly Rahmann said Monday.

The second bridge to be replaced is the Snell Canyon bridge located on the Supply Canal southwest of Brady.

The bridge will be replaced by a new steel and concrete structure for $527,000. Oak Creek Engineering of Kearney will oversee the project and Norfolk Contracting of Norfolk will do the work.

An earthen dike bridge has been constructed to accommodate local traffic only, Rahmann said.

In other action, the board approved the purchase of four half-ton Dodge pickups for $98,988 and one three-quarter ton Dodge pickup for $26,847 from Janssen Chrysler of Holdrege, Rahmann said