By David F. Rooney
If you’ve been walking through the Greenbelt recently you’ve probably seen the new bridge without even realizing it. Yeah — it’s that big orange-tarp-covered thing by the abutments.
But what’s it doing there? Why hasn’t it been lifted into place by a crane?
Well, the steel structure, designed to look like a railway bridge, arrived coated with a lovely skin of bright yellow paint!
According to Community Economic Development Alan Mason that was the result of an error in the specifications. Consequently, workers erected scaffolding around the span, enclosed it in a tarp and spent the last couple of weeks painting it black.
The additional cost will be covered by a contingency fund built into the $678,885 project, which is being constructed by Vic Van Isle.