Work on John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge set to start this month

Photo shows the small bridge over the railroad tracks, which is part of the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge connecting Lafayette and West Lafayette. (WLFI Photo)
Photo shows the small bridge over the railroad tracks, which is part of the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge connecting Lafayette and West Lafayette. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Work on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge is expected to start later this month.

Lafayette City Engineer Jenny Leshney said Rieth Riley has been awarded a contract to do the work. Leshney said construction is expected to start the week of Aug. 18.

Renovations were originally supposed to start in the spring, but INDOT rejected a number of bids. Leshney said the bridge itself is in good shape, but the smaller bridge over the railroad tracks needs work as soon as possible.

She said they will not know when access to the bridge will be affected for another few weeks. The only event on the bridge that was approved is the Boiler Bridge Bash on Aug 21. Leshney said they will try to work around that event so it can go on as planned.

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