- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A Salem pedestrian bridge across the Willamette River is scheduled to open in April.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://is.gd/i30m3k ) that construction issues have delayed the project since the City Council approved the Peter Courtney Minto Island bridge in 2010. The delays could cost the lead contractor more than $200,000.

Legacy Contracting Inc. won the contract to build the bridge in 2015, but lost around $64,000 as of Thursday. By missing a major project deadline of Oct. 1, the company loses $750 a day until the bridge is complete.

The bridge is slated for a soft opening in April. In June, the bridge will close again so workers can remove temporary structures.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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