Waverly mayor vetoes plan for long-closed historic bridge - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Waverly mayor vetoes plan for long-closed historic bridge

Posted: Updated:

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) -- After years of discussions about the future of a long-closed bridge in Waverly, the northeast Iowa city's mayor has vetoed spending approved by the City Council and pushed action off until after elections this fall.
    Mayor Charles Infelt announced Thursday he would veto a resolution approved by the council that continued funding in preparation for bids to convert the one-lane bridge to pedestrian use.
   Infelt, who has supported a two-lane vehicular bridge at the site, said it made sense to delay spending more money until a new City Council is seated. Several current council members who supported the pedestrian bridge option have decided not to seek re-election.
   Council members who supported the pedestrian option criticized Infelt's decision. The bridge was closed in 2015.

Powered by Frankly