LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Repairs are in the works for the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge and that means access to the popular spot will be temporarily restricted. Starting next spring, the bridge will be undergoing reconstruction.
Lafayette City Engineer Jenny Leshney said the bridge needs concrete resurfacing, railing upgrades and joint repairs. There will also be new ramps put in on both sides of Riehle Plaza Bridge for easier access for bicycles and people with disabilities. Pedestrians will still have access but it will limited.
Leshney said the repairs are badly needed.
"It's been a long time. I think the depot was moved in 1993. It's been quite a few years and it's showing some wear so we are going to bring it up to what it should be for our community," said Leshney.
Tapawingo Park and Riehle Plaza will remain open throughout construction. The project will cost about $2.5 million and is slated to be complete by October 2014.
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