The 220 ft. (67 m) long replacement of the Valley View Bridge will feature five traffic lanes, trail and bike paths, decorative lighting, and a pedestrian sidewalk.
Destroyed by a devastating flood in 2004, the Valley View Bridge connected the southern and northern areas of St George. Following the flood, a temporary two-lane structure was built, but was prone to bottle-necks due to it inadequate size.
“The Valley View Bridge has been on the state’s bridge replacement list for some time” Mayor Daniel McArthur of St. George noted. “Our staff and elected officials knew that if we went ahead and designed the replacement bridge, then when the funds were available we would be ready to move forward” he added.
The project is financed by $3.8 million of Recovery Act funding awarded to UDOT. The remaining $2.4 million needed for the project will be divided evenly between St George and the Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization (Dixie MPO).
The project is expected to employ 25 people, and is scheduled for completion in May 2010.