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Jakway Park Bridge opening

BUCHANAN COUNTY (KWWL)-- It's a day of celebration for a new bridge in Buchanan County.

The new Jakway Park Bridge is the first highway bridge in North America to be built with a new generation of ultra-high performance concrete pi-girders. It crosses Buffalo Creek.

The county was granted funding for this project through theTEA-21 Innovated Bridge Construction Program.

An opening ceremony will take starting at noon Wednesday. Here is the schedule of events: 

Noon Welcome reception

12:20 Mike Ferreter, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors

12:30 Norm McDonald, Director - Office of Bridges & Structures, Iowa DOT

12:40 FHWA Perspective (speaker TBA)

12:50 Vic Perry, Vice President & General Manager - Ductal®, Lafarge North America

1:00 Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

1:10 Lunch

2:00 Conclusion

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