Pedestrian bridge grand opening May 5

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April 22, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The King of Trails Bridge, which spans Elm Creek on South Washington Avenue in Iola, will be dedicated with a grand opening celebration May 5. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

ELSMORE — April 30 will bring with it the conclusion of a three-year Community Engagement Initiative, an effort in which residents from across Allen County brainstormed to came up with ways to spruce up and otherwise improve their home towns.

The Register has rattled off the list on numerous occasions, from Elsmore getting a new storm siren system installed in 2015 to LaHarpe’s new playground equipment installed early last year.

The “final” feather in the county’s cap will come May 5, with a celebration to mark the grand opening of the King of Trails Bridge, the pedestrian walkway that spans Elm Creek along South Washington Avenue. (The span already is open to the public, and has received plenty of use by walkers, cyclists and others venturing to the Lehigh Portland Trail complex south of Iola.

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