The 225-foot long bridge is on West Spring Lake Road, just south of Highland Drive and north of Hickory Street.
Because of slopes on both the north and south sides, vehicular traffic picks up speed and creates unsafe conditions for pedestrians, according to Gallagher and several board members.
“It’s a super-dangerous situation,” Township Supervisor John Nash said. “Because of the steep banks on both sides, people go faster without thinking about it and you’ve got a bottleneck bridge. West Spring Lake Road was recently paved, which also makes people go faster. I’ll lay on the bridge before I let them do the (redecking) project without a bike path.”
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