WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — A long-running dispute about whether to repair or replace a century-old bridge in Waverly is no closer to resolution after the City Council narrowly rejected a plan to spend more than $2 million to fix the narrow span known as the "green bridge."


The 4-3 vote came after nearly a dozen citizens spoke at Monday night's public hearing.

Six of the speakers were against the plan and five of them were for the repairs. The City Council also received 13 pro-repair letters and nine letters in opposition.

The bridge has been closed for two years for structural reasons. Minnesota-based Minnowa Construction Inc. had placed the low bid to repair the bridge with one lane of vehicle traffic for $2.3 million to $2.4 million.

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