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Baltimore County reopens popular Woodlawn footbridge

Posted: 6:34 PM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-10 18:34:43-04

Baltimore County's footbridge near Woodlawn High School is back open. 

On Monday, county officials and County Executive Don Mohler celebrated the bridge's grand opening. 

The newly rebuilt pedestrian bridge was used by generations of Woodlawn area residents to get to school, the library, and to go shopping. 

The original bridge was built in 1973 over a stream and served the community for more than four decades before it was closed and removed in 2014 for safety reasons.

"Connecting a school and a community together is not a little thing,” said County Executive Don Mohler. “It is an important thing and that’s why this project is so meaningful."

The new $400,000 bridge is ADA compliant and is expected to be there for about 75 years.