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Pedestrian Bridge Construction in Stroud Township

Student athletes will have easy access to practice field

STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A new pedestrian walking bridge is under construction near a school in the Poconos. It will conveniently connect students to practice fields, locker rooms and their school.

In addition to students, anyone in the community can use the bridge. Local officials expect a lot of joggers will be very happy.

Varsity and junior varsity athletes in the Stroudsburg School District use The Knight's Park near North Ninth Street in Stroud Township for practices.

"Football, field hockey, soccer," says Cosmas Curry, Superintendent, Stroudsburg School District.

There's just one problem; the field is inconvenient to get to.

Even though the park is located behind Stroudsburg High, the Pocono Creek runs between the two.

"You have to go almost two miles to get to it," Curry adds.

Now students won't have to drive or find a ride, because a pedestrian bridge will bridge the gap. Curry says, "the bridge will make it accessible."

This is a partnership between Stroud Township, Stroudsburg School District and the Knights of Columbus, which runs the park.

"The lease is just out of the kindness of the Knights of Columbus, who have afforded the school district the opportunity to utilize this property," Curry explains.

Cosmas Curry is Superintendent of the Stroudsburg School District. He says it's important for students to have easy access to Knight's Park, because not every practice can be held on district fields. He explains, "it just alleviates some of the pressure of scheduling."

Construction on the pedestrian bridge started last week and is expected to wrap up in about six weeks.

To deter loitering or illegal activity, the bridge will be locked at night and unlocked each morning.


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