City to close bridges temporarily along 10th and 15th over I-135 canal

WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita officials announcing that they will close the 10th and 15th Street bridge over the I-135 canal beginning April 15.

The bridges will be closed for three weeks.

Engineers will study the effect on traffic in neighboring areas and will test whether the structures can be converted to less costly pedestrian bridges.

During the closures, travelers can cross the drainage canal at the four other bridges located within a half mile.

These include bridges at 9th, 11th, 13th and 17th Streets.

those four bridges would remain open to vehicular traffic should the 10th Street and 15th Street structures be converted into pedestrian bridges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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