Police: Walkers should stay off Route 3 bridge

by Andrew Henderson

The Fulton Police Department has a message for pedestrians attempting to walk across the Broadway (Route 3) bridge: Don’t do it.

According to the police department, the Broadway bridge is currently completely closed to all pedestrian traffic.

“This includes the sidewalk and the roadway,” a release from the police department states. “Pedestrian traffic is prohibited due to safety concerns. The sidewalk cannot be safely maintained during the winter months and the bridge surface is not wide enough to safely accommodate pedestrians. Violators may be ticketed.”

Pedestrians can use a shuttle bus service during the weekdays, which is in operation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m..  Saturdays, the shuttle will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no shuttle service Sundays.

So far, most of the bridge work has been done on the southern portion. New steel beam replacements were added to the bridge in the fall.

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