Walking Bridge Damaged

Damage to the walking bridge located just off mainstreet Wadena was recently discovered. The force of the impact moved the bridge about four inches and damaged the main frame, making repair unlikely.

Damage to the walking bridge located just off mainstreet Wadena was recently discovered. The force of the impact moved the bridge about four inches and damaged the main frame, making repair unlikely.

The walking bridge located just off Main Street near the Red Apple store appears to have been deliberately damaged, reported Jaimie Jordan, head of the town’s public works department.

“It happened about two weeks ago,” said Jordan. The frame is bent and whatever hit it was going from east to west and moved the bridge by about four inches, leaving some pieces of tail light behind.

There were no tracks at the time and Jordan was at a loss as to how it was done but with the recent snow and rain it would be difficult to tell. Plus, Jordan surmised, the height of the bridge from the ground is substantial for a regular truck.

He recommended that the public avoid using the bridge because of the damage and the fact that there is a lot of glass strewn across the middle, where the bridge was hit.

Walking Bridge closeup

Because of the damage to the main frame, Jordan said, it is unlikely to be reparable. The bridge would cost approximately $4,000 to replace, and that’s for materials alone.

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