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Bridge arson raises security questions for Madison County officials

Bridge arson raises security questions for Madison County officials

Bridge Arson Raises Security Questions For Madison County Officials |

Updated: 8:59 PM CDT Apr 17, 2017

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WEBVTT ADAM: SOME MADISON COUNTYOFFICIALS SAY THAT NEEDS TOCHANGEPHIL CLIFTON IS A MEMBER OF THEMADISON COUNTY BOARD OFSUPERVISORS.HE, ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS,DON’T KNOW.WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR THISCHARRED CEDAR BRIDGE.>> WHAT ARE THE PLANS, DO WEWANT TO TRY TO REPLACE TBRIDGE?>> IF SO, HOW DO WE DO THAT?WHAT FUNDING MECHANISMS AREAVAILABLE?ALL QUESTIONS COMING UP AFTERTHE SATURDAY MORNING ARSONFIRE, MOST WITHOUT ANSWERS ATTHIS POINT AND WHAT SHOULDCHANGE IF THE BRIDGE IS REBUIL>> HOW RESTRICTED DO YOU WANT TOMAKE THIS BRIDGE?DO YOU WANT TO PUT A FENAROUND IT, ONLY CERTAIN PEOPLEAT CERTAIN TIMES OF DAY CAN GOTHROUGH?WITH HALF A DOZEN BRIDGES,BARNES SAYS THEY ARE ALL EASYTARGETS, AND SHOULD BE KEPTUNDER SURVEILLANCE.BUT AS POPULAR LANDMARKS, COUNTYOFFICIALS WANT TO KEEP THEBRIDGES OPEN TO TOURISM.THE ORIGINAL CEDAR BRIDGE, BUILTIN THE 1800’S, WAS ALSO BURNTDOWN BY AN ARSON FIRE, NEARLY 15YEARS AG>> I THINK THERE’S SUPER STRONGINTEREST AND EFFORT FROM THISCOMMUNITY TO MAKE SURE CEDEYE

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