Mt. Pleasant St. Overpass in Bad Shape; What to Do?

WORDS LIKE “ALARMING,” AND “EXTENSIVE DETERIORATION,” PEPPERED CONSULTING ENGINEER STEVE KUNZ’ REPORT LAST(TUE) NITE, ON THE CONDITION OF BURLINGTON’S MT. PLEASANT STREET OVERPASS.

HE ESTIMATED THE COSTS OF REPAIRING OR REPLACING THE 1941 STRUCTURE AT 3-MILLION-DOLLARS-PLUS, MONEY THE CITY DOESN’T HAVE AND PROBABLY WON’T GET FROM THE STATE FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER TWO YEARS.  

 

CITY ENGINEER STEVE HARTMAN RAISED THE POSSIBILITY, ALBEIT A DOUBTFUL ONE, THAT THE CITY COULD SHUT DOWN THE BRIDGE.  MAYOR JIM DAVIDSON SAID IT WAS A QUESTION THAT DESERVED TO BE ASKED.

 

ON ANOTHER FRONT, STILL NO PUBLIC NEWS ON THE VENU-WORKS/STEAMBOAT DAYS SAGA.  ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR STEPHANIE STUECKER SAID AT LAST(TUE) NITE’S CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION THAT A DEAL IS CLOSE AT-HAND.

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