A controversial local bridge project has been funded despite complaints from some local residents.

On Monday, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) strategic communications director Scott Manning said Wabash County was awarded $1,515,200 for the replacement of Bridge No. 143 on County Road East 1050 South over Grant Creek.

Rob Burgess, Wabash Plain Dealer editor, may be reached by email at rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com.