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Pedestrian Bridge

In the Lawton neighborhood, there was once a pedestrian bridge from Morehead to Delaware over Malletts Creek. The City removed the bridge due to safety concerns and has repeated delayed replacing the bridge.

News Articles

May 3, 2016 MLive - City Council leaves $288K for debated bridge over Malletts Creek.

May 2, 2016 MLive - Ann Arbor council to reconsider 6-5 vote against replacing foot bridge.

April 19, 2016 MLive - City Council backtracks on promise to replace missing neighborhood bridge.

September 20, 2015 MLive - Ann Arbor residents still waiting after 6 years for replacement of neighborhood bridge.

July 2015 Ann Arbor Observer - Eaton's Bridge
"At council's last budget meeting in May, Eaton moved to allocate the $450,000 from the general fund for a new bridge. Six other councilmembers agreed--only the mayor and three councilmembers opposed it."
"In a 7-4 vote, the council also supported a $450,000 proposal by Eaton to fund a new pedestrian bridge in the Lansdowne neighborhood."

September 6, 2011 Ann Arbor Chronicle - Lansdowne Pedestrian Bridge to Be Rebuilt.
"The bridge has been a topic of neighborhood concern dating back at least to the 2010 Ward 4 Democratic primary race between Margie Teall and Jack Eaton, a race won by the incumbent Teall."