Waco accepts 4-ton donated bike, pedestrian bridge for park

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Officials with a Central Texas city have accepted a donated bicycle and pedestrian steel truss bridge and will pay $65,000 to install the 4-ton span.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reported Wednesday that the Cameron Park bridge, designed and built by volunteers, will be installed this summer when a stream should be dry.

The Waco Bicycle Club constructed the bridge, in cooperation with city workers, after a tree fell on the old wooden crossing last year. Trail users currently ford the stream using pieces from the fallen cottonwood.

An engineer with the club designed the bridge, with a 32-foot span. Waco spent $6,000 on materials. Concerns were later raised that the bridge might be  difficult to install near some bluffs.

A consultant last month endorsed installing the bridge, with slight railing modifications.


Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald, http://www.wacotrib.com
   AP-WF-05-18-17 1912GMT

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):

Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories