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2017 City News Releases

Posted on: January 13, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to discuss future of Jefferson Avenue Footbridge at Jan. 18 workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council will hear the results of a recent public input process and discuss rehabilitation options for the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge at an evening workshop 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Savoy Ballroom (224 E. Commercial Street).

The 114-year-old pedestrian bridge was closed March 1 after Public Works inspectors found corrosion and steel loss in the north support column. While the bridge was not in imminent danger, it was deemed in the public’s best interest to close the bridge to conduct a full evaluation and determine repair options. Findings from the structural evaluation, conducted by Great River Engineering, and recommendations for potential rehabilitation options were presented to Council in October.

For full details on the structural evaluation findings, visit http://www.springfieldmo.gov/footbridge.

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For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov.

Learn more about the evaluation report.
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