Waco’s Famous Suspension Bridge to Close for Repairs
It's time to get some work done around the famous suspension bridge in Waco.
News 10 reports the bridge will be closed in December for repairs that could take up to two years to complete. As you can see in the video above, the famous bridge dates back to the 1870s.
New decking will be added to the bridge and crews will also go about the careful work of replacing all the suspension cables. $5.4 Million in Tif funding from the city (which seems like way more than enough to refurbish a bridge) will go toward restoring the bridge to its original look and condition. The city hopes to be able to keep the iconic bridge up for at least another 100 years.
Up first, The Ironman Waco Triathalon, which is coming up in October. Work will begin on the bridge after the completion of this event