STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Bike-path bridge: Worth the money and effort?
A car heads south over the Lake Mitchell canal bridge Tuesday evening. Directly to the east of the bridge, plans are in place to install a historic bridge that would serve future bike paths. (Laura W... Posted on 12/16/09 at 4:39 AM
Though a bidder’s failure to meet federal regulations may have increased the price of installing a bike-path bridge by $30,000, it appears the last hurdle to getting the bridge built over a Lake Mitchell canal may have finally been cleared.
No new bike-trail segments will be constructed in Mitchell this summer, but design work is progressing on new segments scheduled to be built next summer.
The city has $500,000 in federal grant money, plus a $300,000 local match, to spend on bike paths in 2010.
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