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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Jorgensen Park pedestrian bridge re-opening Saturday

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SPEARFISH, SD – The pedestrian bridge near Jorgensen Park will re-open for pedestrian use Saturday, Oct. 9.

Following assessment/inspection by multiple structural engineers, including the firm that originally designed the pedestrian bridge, a temporary repair to reinforce the trusses has been made to allow the south side of the bridge to re-open to pedestrians. The north half of the bridge will remain barricaded from use until the total repair has been completed.

“We know this bridge is well-loved and well used, especially as it provides a route to school for children heading to Creekside Elementary,” Public Works Director Brandy Kean said. “We know people have been eagerly anticipating the re-opening of the bridge, and we thank everyone for their patience. Public safety is paramount, and we are happy to be able to re-open the bridge for pedestrian use.”

Residents are reminded that the rec path and pedestrian bridge are for pedestrian use only (i.e. no motorized vehicles).

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