November 02, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Pedestrian Bridge on West Kearney Closed

The pedestrian bridge spanning West Kearney Street near the intersection at Roosevelt Avenue has been closed to pedestrians due to safety concerns. There is no safety concern for traffic traveling on Kearney beneath the bridge at this time.

Springfield Public Schools and Williams Elementary School have been notified of the situation. Parents and students who normally use the bridge after school hours should make other arrangements for crossing Kearney this afternoon and in the immediate future. Springfield Police will be on site this afternoon to assist with any necessary additional traffic enforcement.

For more information, contact: Public Works - Traffic Engineering at (417) 864-1980; Mike Brothers, City of Springfield Public Information Department, (417) 864-1119; or Teresa Bledsoe, Springfield Public Schools Community Relations Manager, (417) 523-0117.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1900 • springfieldmo.gov