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Walkway demolition to save money
Plans are to demolish this walkway at WCMS because of safety concerns.
School officials may have found a more cost-effective way to remedy the pedestrian bridge woes at Warren County Middle School, perhaps saving up to a quarter-million dollars.The new idea is not to try to salvage the large walkway closest to Nunley Stadium that connects the school’s auxiliary building with the main campus, but instead to demolish it, leaving the two other bridges to connect the two sections of the school over the gulf the separates them.“We are waiting for the fire marshal to sign off on it,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox to the Warren County Board of Education. “We’re looking at $25,000 to $30,000 for demolition.”Issues were discovered in the three bridges when examiners found the internal structures of the walkways are starting to deteriorate. Without intervention, the examiners say, the concrete structures could become unstable at some point.