Meridian Walking Bridge Sustainability Needs Examination

Meridian Walking Bridge Sustainability Needs Examination

Long term sustainability of the nearly century-old Meridian walking bridge crossing the Missouri River needs discussion.

During their budget workshop this week, Yankton City Commissioners did just that, talking about the care and repair of the Meridian Bridge. The double decker bridge was saved from demolition and turned into a walking bridge after the Discovery Bridge was completed in 2010.

Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says the bridge sustainability needs to be part of Yankton’s Capital Improvement plan…

Leon says there is some maintenance projects to the bridge that need to be completed in the short term…

Ideas were discussed amongst the commissioners on the possibility of creating a business improvement district to finance the ongoing maintenance of the bridge.