The issue that I see is the approach on one end was removed to make room for a park project a couple years back.
But if they would just fix up the historic bridge, they would be right on Target.
Since the new bridge will likely be a bland, mundane MOB, they should make the trail lead to as many Wal-marts as possible...
A post in the comments section suggests that the bridge is unsafe for a short length near one end.
So they're going to tear it down and build a wonderful new bridge that will last 100 years.
Maybe they will change the trail's name to "The Money Trail". It would be interesting to see where that trail goes.
That is too bad. It is hard to convince people to see the value in truss bridges. Of course, people didn't see the value in historic buildings of any type during the urban renewal of the 1950s and 1960s. Now we have come to regret those mistakes.
What I'm reading out of the article isn't deterioration. They just want to place a modern bridge there instead. Such shameless wastefulness.
So, a bridge that once carried trains has been allowed to deteriorate to the point that it cannot carry pedestrians? A little paint and an occasional cleaning does wonders for preserving metal. This is a lot cheaper than replacing a bridge.
Not maintaining a bridge and then replacing it is like junking a three year old car because the tires are bald.
Seems extremely wasteful and stupid to me...
This bridge is doomed.
Hi, How long is the bridge if you walk all the way across?