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City replacing broken boards on walkway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Four days after an I-TEAM investigation of broken boards on a pedestrian bridge used by Westside students, city crews were out Monday replacing the wood planks.

Parents had alerted News4Jax to the wood panels on the foot bridge along Hammond Boulevard, near Crystal Springs Elementary School.

The parents said the boards deteriorate every six months and it causes a safety hazard. They asked the city if it would consider replacing the planks with something besides wood to ensure that this won't happen again, but public works officials said that is not in their plans.

The city told the I-TEAM it will continue to repair the wood as they get complaints.