- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) - The city of Waverly is planning to spend $2.4 million to repair a 99-year-old bridge.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (https://bit.ly/21jqIR7 ) reports the Waverly City Council discussed seeking bids Monday for work on the Third Street Bridge, which has been closed since February 2015 after inspectors found corrosion on vital parts of the structure.

The City Council agreed to spend roughly $2.4 million to repair the bridge at a Feb. 22 meeting. Council members chose to extend the life of the bridge for another 20 years rather than remove the structure or build a new bridge.

The plan calls for the entire deck to be replaced.

City Engineer Mike Cherry says once the bridge is repaired it would again support traffic but would have a 5-ton weight limit.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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