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Flood debris to be cleared in Beloit

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Steve Benton
August 28, 2008
— A popular walking bridge across the Rock River in Beloit should be re-opening soon.

The train trestle bridge, near the dam, has been shut down for several weeks because flood debris has collected along its supports.


Beloit City Engineer, Dave Botts, says while the bridge is structurally sound, they had to consider liability issues in making the decision to close it to walking traffic.


Botts says, while the river levels are now low enough to remove the debris, the contractor retained to do the work is currently busy elsewhere. He says it will be a couple weeks before the work can begin.


The bridge is part of a walking path system in Beloit and around the Rock River.



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