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Calgary pedestrian bridge to St. Patrick’s Island opens early after crack repaired

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Wed, Aug 22: The City of Calgary has closed the St. Patrick's Island bridge after a crack was discovered. Global's Lauren Pullen reports – Aug 22, 2018

The George C. King Bridge reopened to pedestrian traffic Sunday after it was closed Aug. 16 for public safety.

READ MORE: Calgary pedestrian bridge closed for 2 weeks as crack is repaired

A crack measuring between 10 and 15 centimetres was spotted on one of the steel arches on the southwest corner of the bridge and 311 was called.

The bridge was initially scheduled to reopen on Sept. 5 but the Calgary Municipal Land Corp. tweeted Sunday it was open ahead of schedule.

The temporary fix is costing between $20,000 and $30,000.

The pedestrian bridge spans the Bow River between the East Village and Bridgeland.

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