LINCOLN — Repairing the faulty pedestrian bridge near Lincoln's new arena is becoming costly.
Investigating the failure of two of the bridge's girders will now cost at least $84,000. The group overseeing construction of the Pinnacle Bank Arena approved a new contract with an engineering firm on Friday.
Whoever is responsible for the bridge problems will be expected to pay the repair bills.
The faulty girders in the $7.9 million bridge are expected to be replaced soon. Officials expect that 5,000 people will use the bridge to cross from the arena to parking.
Lincoln Police say an intoxicated 22-year-old man fell off the bridge Sunday morning. His injuries were not life-threatening. He was ticketed for trespassing.
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