Plantation Bridge relocated due to Greenbelt erosion

Posted at 2:05 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 00:17:16-04

Crews Monday afternoon relocated the Plantation Bridge because of extensive erosion on the Boise River Greenbelt Pathway.

The Ada County Commissioners recently ordered the relocation of the bridge for public safety reasons.

The section of Greenbelt on Plantation Island has been closed since late February because of the high water levels in the river.

“Over the last month, the water has continually eroded the pathway causing concern about the bridge breaking loose and falling into the river which would create a major hazard within the river,” said Ada County spokeswoman Kate McGwire.

Inland Crane of Boise removed the bridge on Plantation Island to the Expo Idaho property just west of the pathway.

“Due to the unpredictability of the Boise River flows over the next few months, this section of the Greenbelt is closed indefinitely,” McGwire said.