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$3M for new pedestrian bridge in Sandy approved by committee

February 17, 2024 by Nicole Masson

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$3M for new pedestrian bridge in Sandy approved by committee

By Tammy Kikuchi, KSL 

SANDY — A legislative committee has approved $3 million for a pedestrian bridge in Sandy. It’s a bridge that Sandy Deputy Mayor Kim Bowen said would provide both convenience and safety.

The proposed pedestrian bridge would allow people and cyclists to cross 9000 South where speeds are up to 50 miles per hour.

“The speed in that area is typically 40 to 50 miles per hour and people are having to walk, depending on which direction they’re going, a half a mile to a mile out of their way,” Bowen said.

The bridge would be located around 1100 East on 9000 South in Sandy. Bill sponsor Rep. Robert Spendlove, R-Sandy, describes it as an expressway.

Along with providing safety to people who walk in the area, Spendlove said the bridge fits in with the goals of active transportation.

“Essentially encouraging people to be able to travel around without being in a car,” he explained.

In addition to the safety aspects, the bridge would connect the Sandy Canal trail.

The money would come out of a fund that was established 30 years ago. That money was originally intended to pay for light rail before the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.


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