Joe Tucker Park receives upgrades to bridges
Published 2:42 pm Monday, July 27, 2015
By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer
HELENA–Joe Tucker Park has seen a few cosmetic upgrades for Helena residents and visitors to enjoy as the city recently replaced and repaired the bridges that are seen around the park.
At the June 15 Helena City Council meeting, the pre-existing bridges at Joe Tucker Park had been in place for many years and needed repairs and it was approved by the City Council to purchase the new materials to bring in the new bridges.
“The bridge next to Joe Tucker needs repair so we’ve got to replace it completely,” said Hall at the June 15 meeting. “Of course, our insurance inspections kind of dictate that we do some of these repairs and replacements. Plus, we just need to upgrade those because they’ve been there a long time.”
The cost to replace the bridges as well as a new handicap ramps at the Helena Museum cost a combined $10,900 and both projects have already been completed.
The new bridges came equipped with brand new wooden railings and a wooden walkway to improve the experience for those who walk or jog around the track at the park.
In recent weeks, the Helena City Council approved the cost to replace a commercial lawn mower for the parks and recreation department and are also looking at a potential pedestrian crosswalk in Old Town Helena.