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New Pedestrian Bridge Installed at Arrowhead Park

The bridge is set to be open for pedestrian use by early June.

Arrowhead Park will ring in the summer season with a new pedestrian bridge that was installed earlier today.

The new bridge, which is set to be open to visitors by June, connects the eastern and western sides of the lake near Lion's Lakeside Loop trail for the first time in around 10 years after the county removed an older bridge.

Park visitors have expressed their interest in a bridge that connects this particular area of the lake to the trail systems and camping areas on the northwestern side of the park, and Pottawattamie Conservation is happy to be able to fulfill this request from the community.

Special thanks for this project is due to the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors, the Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads Department, and Barnhart Crane and Rigging.

You can watch a video of the bridge being installed below:

 

Crew members work to set and secure the bridge as it's lowered over the lake.
Crew members begin the process for moving the bridge by attaching it to the crane's suspension system.
Crew members work to set and secure the bridge as it's lowered over the lake.
Crew members work to set and secure the bridge as it's lowered over the lake.
Pottawattamie County staff observe as crew members as they detach the crane from the bridge.
Pottawattamie County staff and Board of Supervisors member Tim Wichman observe as crew members secure the bridge and detach it from the crane.
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