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A crew unloads the new Murphey Candler Park bridge on Aug. 17. (Photos by city of Brookhaven)

Since November, visitors to Brookhaven’s Murphey Candler Park have not been able to cross the lake via the pedestrian bridge after it was heavily damaged by a fallen tree.

Almost nine months later, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, though, a brand new bridge was delivered to the park.

Plans are to install it this week and then over the next few weeks put on some finishing touches as well as replace the sidewalks leading up to the bridge before the bridge will be passable for those who miss traversing the nature trail.

Total cost to repair the bridge was $309,740 with $100,000 of that total paid through an insurance claim.

The 120-foot long bridge weighing five tons was delivered from Fort Payne, Ala.

 

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