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Walking Bridge Set to Open In November

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By: Jenn Hatcher
jhatcher@klkntv.com

City officials say it will still be several more weeks before arena event goers can trek across the new pedestrian bridge.

The pedestrian bridge linking the Pinnacle Bank Arena with the festival parking lot (north of the arena) is expected to open for events come November 1st.

Construction on the $7.9 million bridge was delayed when a bridge girder slipped on April 19th.

Investigators say the girder failure was due to a problem with the concrete blocks between the girders, known as diaphragms.

Since the incident, the bridge underwent a series of very complex tests and analysis.

Chris Connolly with the City Attorney's Office says, "There were a lot of very talented people who were working on this.  We as a staff are very satisfied and very comfortable that this bridge is in fact safe and compliant and were going to get a very successful completion of the bridge."

While the bridge will be open for events.

It will be temporarily barricaded off on nonevent days.

The bridge will still technically be under construction for finishing touches, like the LINCOLN lettering that will label the side.

A total completion date is weather dependant, it could be as late as spring.

There's a Husker women's (exhibition) basketball game on November 3rd.

That's the first time the walking bridge will officially be put to use.

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