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Warren seeks funds to replace Packard Park foot bridge

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An effort is underway to restore a pedestrian and bicycle shortcut from Warren's northwest side to Packard Park.

City Council on Wednesday is expected to seek federal funds to replace the Packard Park Bridge, which has been closed for more than a year.

Councilman John Brown Jr. tells 21 News that the bridge connecting the park with Tod Avenue NW over the Mahoning River was shut down after engineers found parts of the bridge had rusted through.

The foot bridge, located behind Packard Music Hall, is made from metal that oxidizes so it wouldn't need to be painted, according to Brown.

Council will consider an emergency ordinance authorizing the city to apply for Federal funds through the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments to replace the bridge.

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