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Swinging Bridge Closed Due to Falling Tree

Mikaela Mummert
Summer Director

The Swinging Bridge on campus has been closed after a falling tree caused damage last weekend.

The tree, located on the Starry side of the bridge, tore some of the handrails and decking from the structure. One supporting beam was ripped off, making the bridge unsafe for use. Facilities Services has closed and roped off both ends to prevent the bridge from being used.

Facilities Services is working hard to plan for repairs. Brad Markley, Director of Facilities, said materials were ordered early last week to repair the composite wood on the structure. The materials are set to arrive this week with the hope that the bridge can reopen within the next two weeks.

With various summer camps starting to arrive on campus Markley wants the bridge to be safe so the campers are able to make use of it. The Pulse will track the progress of the repairs and will let you know when the iconic Swinging Bridge is open for business once again.

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