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U.S. Highway 75 was closed to traffic for three days last week while TL Enterprises, Inc. installed a pedestrian bridge on the Flint Hills Nature Trail, north of the U.S. 75 and K-31 junction. The 180-foot bridge was delivered in four pieces, which were put in place Friday with a large crane. The bridge, built by Contech Bridge Solutions, Inc., Fort Payne, Ala., was constructed to handle pedestrian traffic and light vehicles with a maximum load of 10 tons.

With the projected completion date set for the end of this month, the work also includes the addition of paved shoulders along the area under the bridge. Made of weathering steel, the bridge will not be painted and will have a concrete walking surface when completed. The $887,364 project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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