New bridge in North Liberty makes walking to school safer for kids

NORTH LIBERTY, Ind. A new bridge in North Liberty will make trips to school safer and easier for some young students.

The new 70 foot pedestrian bridge is a part of the Renwood Trail.

It connects the Potato Creek Crossing subdivision with North Liberty Elementary, which lets kids walk to school without having to share a bridge with cars.

Some of North Liberty's youngest residents are more excited by the construction project than the finished product.

“I'm three and my name is Zane,” said one student.

Our reporter asked him, “What does that thing look like?”

“A brachiosaurus,” Zane answered.

“What's it going to do?” our reporter asked.

“Lift up the bridge for going over the water,” explained Zane.

This is part of the $320,000 “Safe Routes School Project."

The bridge alone costs $70,000 and the trail should be open by the middle of September