Waverly council votes for pedestrian-only bridge replacement

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WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) -- The Waverly City Council in northeast Iowa has decided the replacement for a historic bridge will be designed only for pedestrians - no cars or trucks.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the council voted 4-3 Monday for one of the 18 pedestrian-only options for crossing the Cedar River. The new bridge's estimated cost: nearly $1.4 million.

The 100-year-old structure it will replace is known as the "green bridge" for the color of its metal. It's been closed since February 2015, after inspectors found corrosion on vital parts.