The bridge over Gin Creek on an abandoned section of Spring Street will be removed "as quickly as possible" after approval for the work by the city council, said Mayor David Morris.
"It's a bridge that goes to nowhere," Morris said.
He said he was first alerted to the bridge by Alderman Dale Brewer, who said he received a call from James Scott about the condition of the bridge.
City engineer Mark Lane said the I-beams on the bridge could be reused on projects at another location in the city, possibly at the sports complex.
Morris said the city did place new boards on the bridge within the past month as temporary safety measure.
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Photo courtesy: The Daily Citizen (Tyler Scott and his daughter, Kaylei, 4, observe what is going on in Gin Creek while they enjoy one of their last few trips on the walk bridge behind Scott's Furniture on South Main Street. The bridge will be torn down because of safety concerns and a lack of necessity.)