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Although the City now confirms RUDH’s position that the bridge should be replaced, there’s more to be done. We’re still working to ensure the bridge is closed when the ratings indicate it should be and we’re still aiming to get additional key data from the City about the bridge and the impacts of the new development and feeder roads.
‘Worst Bridge in Texas’ to be rebuilt: Yale Street Bridge Can’t Handle SUV
THE LEADER (pages 1&6)
by Charlotte Aguilar
This past Friday, RUDH obtained through an Open Records Request a June 1, 2012 City engineering consultant’s report on the condition of the Yale Street Bridge. The report confirms the bridge is in such a condition that either significant rehabilitation or replacement must be made. On July 2, 2012, in response to the consultant’s report and a joint letter sent to the City from RUDH and five other neighborhood organizations, the City issued a position statement agreeing with the community that the bridge needs to be replaced. RUDH will continue to make sure the bridge is placed where it belongs on the TxDOT list of most eligible bridges for replacement funding. This bridge is one of the top, if not the top, bridge in Texas eligible for replacement funding. PDF’s of the aforementioned documents are available here for viewing.