Meridian Bridge Future Discussed

Meridian Bridge Future Discussed

Yankton’s Meridian Walking Bridge atop the Missouri River continues to serve Yankton after nearly a century.

The future of the bridge was discussed recently amongst the South Dakota Transportation Commission and city of Yankton staff.

Yankton Community Development Director Dave Mingo says the City of Yankton has a few years before any major decisions on the feasibility of the bridge need to be made…

Mingo says ultimately, it’s the city’s goal to keep the bridge as long as possible…

According to DOT engineers, the converted bridge holds an estimated life of fifteen more years. That’s simply the estimation and would be the earliest demolition could possibly be considered.