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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Corrosion Discovered on Pedestrian Bridge

A pedestrian bridge in the southern part of the city has undergone a through inspection after corrosion was discovered about a month ago.

The 50 foot long steel bridge spans Pleasure Creek on the north side of Coon Rapids Boulevard just west of Springbrook Drive.  The corrosion, believed to be caused by road salt during the winter, was discovered when crews were installing new LED street lights.  

Inspectors say the bridge is structurally sound for pedestrians but no motorized traffic is allowed including snowplows.  

Next spring, a new sidewalk is expected to be installed on the south side of Coon Rapids Boulevard.  The bridge will then be taken out of service and a new plan for pedestrian access will be developed for the north side of the roadway.

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