top of page
  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Updated: Bedford Board of Works Take no action on derrick on Indiana State Road 37

BEDFORD - JUNE 20, 2023 - Updated: The Bedford Board of Works took no action on refurbishing the derrick located on Indiana State Road 37 on the city's southside.

The bids were taken under advisement to review by the two companies who submitted the bids for the project. The city received a grant funding for two projects from ROI.

During the Board of Works meeting Tuesday afternoon, the members received two bids for the project. McIntyre Brothers submitted a bid of $219, 433.88 and Infinity Solution Excavating Inc. submitted a bid of $113,662.19.

The City of Bedford was awarded a grant of $100,000 matching grant from ROI's Ready Communities 2.0 program to restore the Welcome to Bedford Derrick and install the Land of Limestone exhibit at Stonegate Arts and Education Center.

The work at the Land of Limestone Display at the Stonegate Arts and Education Center should be completed by next week according to city officials.

The Bedford Board of Works approved $35,600 for the cut letters and Vinyl Graphics and the installation of the Land of Limestone. The Board of Works approved the payment to be made immediately once the project is completed.

The exhibit documents the Limestone Industry in Bedford from 1850 -1910 with photographs of landscaping tools.

For breaking news, news and information go to or like/follow the Lawrence County Zephyr Facebook page.


737 views1 comment

1 Comment

Jun 21, 2023

Seems like the derrick should have been repaired first before putting an exhibit of limestone inside Stonegate! That derrick has needed repaired for several years!!

bottom of page