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The City of Tacoma plans to spend $9 million to rehabilitate the 81-year-old Tacoma Avenue South Bridge, which has deteriorated to the point of limiting traffic lanes, closing sidewalks, and reducing maximum vehicle weight restrictions. In addition to building a new concrete deck, guardrails, streetlights, and sidewalks, the rehabilitation project would replace the girders and paint all the steel members on the bridge. (IMAGE COURTESY CITY OF TACOMA)

The City of Tacoma plans to spend $9 million to rehabilitate the 81-year-old Tacoma Avenue South Bridge, which has deteriorated to the point of limiting traffic lanes, closing sidewalks, and reducing maximum vehicle weight restrictions. In addition to building a new concrete deck, guardrails, streetlights, and sidewalks, the rehabilitation project would replace the girders and paint all the steel members on the bridge. (IMAGE COURTESY CITY OF TACOMA)

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