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The City of Springfield will host an informational open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at White River Brewing Company (505 W. Commercial Street) to gather public input needed to complete the final design phase of the proposed rehabilitation of the 116-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge.
Attendees will learn about the design process and have the opportunity to provide feedback on the design of ADA compliant facilities and an updated lighting scheme.
This is a come-and-go event. There will be no formal presentation.
Following public input gathering, the rehabilitation team will present their final design and proposed funding plan to City Council for approval.
Springfield’s 116 -year old footbridge was closed March 1, 2016 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.
The City contracted with Great River Engineering to conduct an in-depth structural evaluation of the local footbridge. The deficiencies identified in the evaluation included:
For more information on the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, visit springfieldmo.gov/footbridge.
For media inquiries, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.