The Ste. Genevieve County commissioners last Thursday spoke with Jeremy Manning of Smith and Company Engineering in Poplar Bluff about plan designs for the elevated pedestrian bridge over Progress Parkway.
Manning said the first 16 feet must be concrete, to meet Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) standards. The rest can be block construction.
Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson said that the entire structure will be covered with bricks to match the community center buildings. It will connect the community center and Progress Sports Complex with the new River Rapids Waterpark.
Nelson reiterated that it will be cheaper to put an elevator on the bridge than to utilize access ramps on the waterpark side to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications. The slope of access ramps could not be more than 12 degrees.
See complete story in the December 11 edition of the Herald.