Haliburton County plans to repair two bridges without the province’s help.

The county applied for over $1.7 million to replace the Hawk River Bridge under the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund but it was denied.

The County’s Roads Committee also learned costs have increased by $30,000 to $110,000 since last fall.

Public Works Director, Craig Douglas says engineering assessments need to be done on the town bridges this year.

A total of $110,000 will be moved from the road surfacing budget to cover the assessment for the two bridges.