Finishing Touches Being Made on Clinton Street Bridge

By Scott Sarvay
By Maureen Mespell

January 5, 2012 Updated Jan 5, 2012 at 6:55 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Steel for the finishing touches to the Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Bridge on Clinton Street arrived Thursday morning.

The steel arches that arrived are supposed to be placed during the last two weeks of the month.

So far, traffic has been limited to two lanes heading into downtown.

Starting on Martin Luther King Junior Day, Clinton Street will completely close for two weeks.

Fort Wayne Engineer David Ross says, “We are substantially complete with the project. Now it's adding the accessories, and that should go fairly fast. This is adding the steel and the lighting features and making it more pedestrian accessible with the handrails and the sayings. It's going to start really taking shape now and look spectacular.”

The MLK Jr. bridge will open up near the end of the month.

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