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Osprey Avenue bridge reopens to pedestrians

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The bridge will reopen to traffic by July 14, the city announced today.
by: David Conway Deputy Managing Editor

This morning, for the first time in nearly a year, the public was allowed to cross the Osprey Avenue bridge — on foot, at least.

At 11 a.m., the city reopened the bridge over the Hudson Bayou. The Osprey bridge closed Aug. 1 as crews microtunneled beneath the bayou to install pipes as part of the Lift Station 87 project.

The bridge isn’t reopened to vehicular traffic yet, but the city says that’s coming soon. The bridge is scheduled to fully reopen on or before July 14, according to a city release.

In May, the Lift Station 87 construction team successfully completed its microtunneling work. Construction is expected to continue through 2020. Once complete, the lift station will handle one-third of the city’s wastewater.

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