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lity' for county e e I Sun who traditionally steel bridge Valley Chamber of boat race in ear- to reconsider, ac- Polk County road- has set a hearing in tearing down the is scheduled for in room 107 of the which was closed to in 1979 when it by the state to have links Steel Highway 18-B just city limits. now used by cyclists students on Rogers says the to remove the bridge, void of any kind of the past 10 years, the bridge is "a to the county get hurt while on i is a benefit to only a cost to the county with the benefit. where we don't have to maintain the roads by cars. Would those !be interested in paying to improve the if they would," has identified it- to save the bridge, it is estimated that on the bridge for boat race. Rogers said until this year that spectators to bridge. scheduled for May if the county commis- demolish the bridge it would be at least before the demolition it would cost but fewer than to The "bridge condemned" sign on Willamina's steel bridge spanning South Yamhlll River may predict outcome of public hearing to consider demolishing structure. Hearing is scheduled for April 26 in Dallas. the bridge so that it could support 100 people during the boat race, and pedestrian and bicycle traffic year round. "That (cost) doesn't put vehicle traffic on it again," said Rogers. As for this year's boat race, Rog- ers recommends that no more than 40 people weighing an average of 150 pounds should be on the bridge at any given time and, he said, even then there would be cause for concern. "Just one person standing on a weak member (of the bridge) could cause a lot of damage," Rogers said. When asked if he or the county would take any precautions as to lim- iting the size of the crowd of boat race spectators on the bridge this year, Rogers said: "We have not done it in the past, but I'll consider it." Rogers concedes that weight limits for bridges are determined for motor for it soon ( ,e of Formica Ceramic Tile Commercialand Floor Coverings Kitchen Carpets Free Estimates Gladly Expert Advice & Problem Solving LITTLE FLOOR HOUSE IN 0REGONI" CARPETS & LINOLEUM 947 S. Baker McMinnville 472-6811 e vehicles which concentrate weight on one portion of the bridge instead of spreading the weight over the entire span as is the case with the boat race spectators. But he is also quick to point out that the 3-ton limit was set 10 years ago and there have been no stress tests taken on the bridge since. Polk County officials have tried to give the steel bridge to the city on several occasions but members of the Willamina city council, like their counterparts in Sheridan who have been asked to take over Yamhill County's bridge in downtown, have refused the offer. A citizens campaign to save the Willamina bridge flourished a few years ago but, like the bridge itself, has apparently seen better days. Next week's county hearing may be the last time to speak up for the bridge before it is demolished and the steel recycled. 'Roundup' planned Faulconer school will hold a Kindergarten Round-up on May 9. If your last name begins with the letters A-M you are scheduled to bring your child for a short visit at 9 to 10:30 a.m. If your last name begins with the letters N - Z you are scheduled to come at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Your child must be five by Sept. 1. Your child will be able to meet the teachers, visit their room, and tour the school. You may pick up registration packets anytime in advance at the school. lfyou have completed all forms by the Round-Up you may bring them with you. Or you may pick up a packet at the Round-Up. The school encourages early registration. Wedmi, Klay, April 19,1989, The Sun 13 Salute Your Secretary ... with a beautiful bouquet, a lovely corsage, fresh or silk flower arrangement. __GDAISY "/PATCH ( v/, ,~ecl'etarles K,~"~ ",~ Redbook Wire Service Money- Setur y 10 4:a0 April 2a -ZW ~.~ Local delivery in Sheridan, Willamina area are closing our store effective May will be open Saturdays for audio and video accessories and limited TV repair service. thank you for your patronage over the past 39 years. TV liquidation sale is now in progress. Sincerely, Jim Biskey BISKEY'S TELEVISION rm z V/SA" L .... 941 W. 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