The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced late Wednesday afternoon that the Western Hills Boulevard pedestrian bridge over Interstate 25 in Cheyenne will reopen today.

The bridge, which provides a protected crossing for Jessup Elementary School, McCormick Junior High School, and Central High School students, was temporarily closed on Feb. 6 due to structural safety concerns.

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"Crews ... worked quickly to design and install temporary shoring that will ensure safe, unrestricted usage of the bridge for the remainder of the school year," WYDOT spokeswoman Andrea Staley said in a release.

"Bishop Boulevard will also be fully reopened to traffic," Staley added.

Staley says the bridge will be closed again this summer for scheduled rehabilitation.

"More information about scheduling will be released once details have been finalized," she said.

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