Myers pedestrian bridge construction set to begin

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — After several months of delays, work on the John T. Myers pedestrian bridge is set to begin this fall.

Construction on the bridge was supposed to begin several months ago, but Lafayette City Engineer Jenny Leshney said the city couldn’t find a bid that fit the budget.

Leshney said in the next few weeks, crews will begin making repairs under the bridge then work on the bridge itself next year.

“The contractor is working on ordering all the materials to do the top of the bridge work, and so we’ll be looking at spring for the top of the bridge and then also the railroad bridge,” Leshney explained.

Leshney said people will be able to use the bridge until at least March of next year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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