The Skunk River bridge replacement is ahead of schedule thanks to a mild spring. Jason Huddle with the Iowa Department of Transportation says the project on Highway 1 between Washington and Brighton is over 60% complete. He shares the bridge deck will be poured next week. After that, work on the railings and approaches can begin. The replacement, which began in January, is expected to be done by mid-October. Iowa Bridge & Culvert, LC was selected to do the project for roughly $5.1 million.