County dedicates new bridge

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January 28, 2020 - 4:56 am
County dedicates new bridge

Sedgwick County

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A new pedestrian bridge has been completed and dedicated in honor of a former Sedgwick County Commissioner.  The Tim Norton Pedestrian Bridge along Meridian was a project involving Sedgwick County, the City of Haysville, and the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.  The 907 foot-long bridge spans the M.S. Mitch Mitchell Floodway and connects to existing pathways to the north and south. 

The original application for the bridge was submitted to WAMPO in 2009 for construction between 2010 and 2019. It had funding set aside in the 2014 County’s Capital Improvement Project budget but, due to the bids being higher than anticipated, the project did not move ahead.  The total cost of the bridge was $3.2 million. 

The bridge was named after Norton, the former commissioner who was an early supporter of the project and longtime public servant representing District 2.

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