Waterloo pedestrian bridge renovation lights up the riverfront

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Waterloo pedestrian bridge renovation lights up the riverfront

FROM THE WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS COURIER– The iconic but sometimes derided covered pedestrian walkway on the Fourth Street Bridge is shining again. The canopy has been completely renovated, windows replaced and new energy-efficient lighting added. Structural repairs also were made to the concrete. The brighter lights now cast a striking view at night. Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart said, “I’ve received a lot of great calls and comments from people on how good it looks. It brings our entire downtown together.”

The walkway and bridge were built around 1974, according to City Engineer Eric Thorson. The walkway’s deteriorated conditions had been a point of criticism over the years, along with vandalism. That has changed. “There’s so much more activity downtown,” Thorson said “Downtown has really come back.” Read the full article here. 

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