The Seneca-Cayuga tribe recently donated funds to Delaware County to repair Tomahawk Bridge on S. 650 Road.

Delaware County Commissioner Ken Crowder said the $6,281.60 donated by the tribe will pay for the cost of materials to replace the deck on the bridge.

“The abutments are still good,” Crowder said.

“We are going to replace the wooden decking with concrete and install steel I-beams,” he added.

Crowder explained that the county will provide the equipment and workers for the bridge project.

He said he expects the project, which should be underway after the first of the year, to take about two weeks to complete.

Tomahawk Bridge is straight west of the Grand Lake Casino in Delaware County.

Crowder said the county is grateful for the help.

 “Considering the economy and how hard money for the county is to come by, we are tickled to death to get this funding,” he added.

Crowder said the tribe has been “very, very good to work with. Chief Howard has really been great to us.”