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).