A railroad bridge in Harrison County constricting major freight traffic is up for potential replacement.

A group of business and government leaders is seeking $12 million in federal funding to replace the bridge on U.S. Route 250. Now, that group of officials is seeking letters of support from the public.

Energy companies truckers often can’t drive under this overpass, forcing detours of nearly 70 miles onto Route 151, Route 22 and I-70.

The pitch for safety and increased capacity has an optimistic timeline of completion for October 2023.