Sep 13, 10:28 AM EDT

Waverly council votes for pedestrian-only bridge replacement

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.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,

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