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Fate Of Century Old Bridge Is Under Debate In Northwestern Suburb

The fate of a century old one lane covered bridge is under debate in a northwestern suburb.

The Long Grove Bridge needs a $700,000 overhaul but it doesn’t qualify for government funds so locals would foot most of the bill. But a new almost identical two-lane bridge would be subsidized costing the town a lot less. Supporters of both options cite safety as the most important issue.

Village trustees will make a decision later this year. WBEZ’s Marc Garber reports.




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The fate of a century old one lane covered bridge is under debate in a northwestern suburb.

The Long Grove Bridge needs a $700,000 overhaul but it doesn’t qualify for government funds so locals would foot most of the bill. But a new almost identical two-lane bridge would be subsidized costing the town a lot less. Supporters of both options cite safety as the most important issue.

Village trustees will make a decision later this year. WBEZ’s Marc Garber reports.

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