CLEARFIELD -- Litigation for faulty work on the 200 South overpass has ended with the city council approving a settlement agreement with the final two parties involved.
The council recently approved the agreement with Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, as well as Foster's Geotechnical, regarding the 200 South overpass project.
The settlement amounts were $240,000 and $30,000, respectively, to the city, according to the settlement agreement.
"It's a huge relief to have this behind us at this point," said City Attorney Brian Brower. "We have closure with that issue."
The overpass was built in the late 1990s.
However, problems cropped up almost immediately after construction finished in November 1999.
Two weeks after completion, the embankments started to fail after a large rainstorm, city officials say.
Litigation began in the early 2000s. Though city officials said the overpass was structurally sound, there were problems with slopes and retaining walls.
One of the main concerns was that the retaining wall could break free and fall on adjacent property, such as the Union Pacific Railroad's active tracks.
That is partly why the overpass was deemed an emergency situation in July 2007 and repairs were done to ensure safety.
The bridge was fully repaired with the work finished at the end of 2008.
"I think the city is very pleased with the final project after the reconstruction," Brower said. "We feel confident that we ended up with an overpass that will last the city for several decades as it was designed to do.
"We are just happy to finally have that issue wrapped up."
The city already received settlements relating to the bridge.
In early 2011, the city netted $750,000 from a lawsuit against Gilson Engineering, which was hired to do project management on construction of the 200 South overpass.
The city reached a $1.35 million settlement with the Utah Department of Transportation and CNA, the insurance carrier that covered the building risk policy, in 2009.
Between repairing the bridge and costs for such things as attorney fees, the city sought reimbursement of about $3 million.