Crews Working to Rebuild Iowa City Bridge Before Start of Football Season


By Aaron Hepker

IOWA CITY - Construction crews are working to try and get one of Iowa City's most widely used pedestrian bridges finished in time for the first home Hawkeye football game.

The bridge helps students stay safe when going to and from classes on the opposite sides of the river. It had to be completely rebuilt as it was starting to deteriorate due to age and ear and tear.

Denny Gannon is Iowa City's Assistant City Engineer. Gannon tells TV9 about the bridge's condition, "Especially on the underside there were some pieces that had fallen - nothing big."

Crews hope to finish the $800,000 construction project by September.

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