TY-Lin’s bridge design won City Council support in October 2009 in a 5-2 vote with Vice Chairman Frank Recker and Councilman Chuck Kiester opposing the decision to enter a contract to pay up to $248,000 for engineering from TY-Lin. The firm’s estimate to replace the Smokehouse Bay Bridge was the least expensive at $7.5 million and was, according to a city survey, Marco residents’ third favorite of the five preliminary designs created by five firms.

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TY-Lin’s bridge design won City Council support in October 2009 in a 5-2 vote with Vice Chairman Frank Recker and Councilman Chuck Kiester opposing the decision to enter a contract to pay up to $248,000 for engineering from TY-Lin. The firm’s estimate to replace the Smokehouse Bay Bridge was the least expensive at $7.5 million and was, according to a city survey, Marco residents’ third favorite of the five preliminary designs created by five firms.

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