7/1/2016 - Greeley Avenue Bridge Reopened
Greeley Avenue Bridge Reopened
Dan Stack, City Engineer
The Greeley Avenue Bridge has been completed, and the roadway is open to the traveling public. Due to the deteriorating condition of the structure, the bridge was closed to vehicle traffic in late Nov. 2012 but remained open for pedestrians. The remaining traffic control signs will be removed next week. Final restoration and sodding will also occur in the near future.
The design and inspections for the new bridge were completed by Kaw Valley Engineering, Inc. of Salina. Construction was completed by King Construction Inc. of Hesston, Kansas. The new bridge includes an 8 feet wide sidewalk, brick pilasters with decorative fence and lighting similar to the bridge into Lakewood Park. Other highlights of the bridge are the aesthetic colored concrete wing walls and the haunched slab design over the old Smoky Hill River Channel. Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) provided 80% of the funding.
For additional questions, contact the Department of Public Works at 785-309-5725.