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Sterling council OKs new pedestrian bridge at Riverfront Park

STERLING – The City Council will pay nearly $36,000 for a 38-foot pedestrian bridge to be installed on new abutments over a runoff channel near the retention pond at Riverfront Park.

The money also will pay for construction of a culvert with sidewalk over it, and to close some gaps in the walkways.

Twin City Construction won the contract with the low bid of $35,769.80.

The channel is in the central area of the park, running north to south through the site off Wallace Street.

The bridge is expected to be finished this year, as conditions allow, and once it is in place, the city’s Public Works crew will finish the concrete work.

It’s the first of two pedestrian bridges that will be installed as part of the ongoing Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment Plan.

Kathleen Schultz

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.