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Thursday, December 1, 2011

It took several years...but we got it removed

Thanks to the wonderful work of City staff and the dollars and dedication by LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, the 226th Street pedestrian bridge that spanned Coyote Creek and connected Hawaiian Gardens to Long Beach has been removed. The bridge had a number of problems which made it unsafe and it remained locked and quite an eyesore.

As part of the project to remove the bridge, the County will also straighten the adjoining channel access roads and restore the embankments and fencing.

Thank you to everyone who worked on this issue...especially Supervisor Knabe who helped mediate its removal on the non-Long Beach side.

Next on the horizon -- I have also been working the LA County to install mile markers on the bike trail along the river so that bikers can know where they are in case they need to contact 9-1-1- for assistance. Coming soon!

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