Letter: Preserve the U.S. 52 bridge for bicyclists, pedestrians?


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Posted Online: Feb. 11, 2013, 2:57 pm
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It appears that the narrow bridge between Savanna and Sabula will be destroyed after a replacement bridge is built. A wider, modern bridge is needed but couldn't the existing bridge be saved for bicycling and other recreation? The bridge appears to be structurally sound and I have never heard of any river traffic striking the concrete piers.

We should always look at already existing opportunities as we expand our network of bicycle trails. Currently there are few safe routes for a bicyclist to cross the Mississippi River. Before removing this bridge please look into the feasibility of preserving it for recreational use.

Lawrence Bay,
Port Byron



















 




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