A state-of-the-art pedestrian bridge is providing safer passage for Stratmoor Hills Elementary School students. The bridge eliminates a long-term safety concern that forces students, parents and teachers to cross B Street, the railroad tracks and Loomis Ave. on their way to and from school.
The new bridge is lighted and protected from the weather.
“El Paso County and Harrison School District came together with Fort Carson as part of their railroad expansion project bringing critical pieces to the table allowing this pedestrian bridge to be built,” said District 4 Commissioner Dennis Hisey, who represents the area.
El Paso County purchased a small piece of land on the east side of the road, the school district provided land on the west side and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers paid for construction of the bridge as part of the railroad expansion at Fort Carson.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for March 28 at 1 p.m. at the bridge while the school is closed for spring break.