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Salina Nixes $15K Art For New Bridge

Associated Press - October 8, 2013 11:32 am

Salina city commissioners have rejected a request to spend more than $15,000 on artwork for a new bridge.

The commissioners turned down the request Monday from Community Art and Design and Salina Arts and Humanities for the new Greeley Avenue Bridge.

Mayor Barb Shirley and three commissioners said they didn’t feel the bridge warranted art. Commissioner Randall Hardy was in favor of the art.

The city estimates it will cost about $670,000 to replace the bridge, which was closed to vehicles in December after it was deemed unsafe.

The Kansas Department of Transportation declined to provide 2014 funding for the bridge.

Associated Press information from: The Salina Journal

Fuchs Mi

October 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Why doesn’t the city sell that art on south 9th and take the moey and replace the bridge?

Redden Neck

October 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm

How about that art in front of the police station as well. That art boy in Salina is sure over stepping his bounds.

Iggy P Daily

October 9, 2013 at 9:03 am

This got buried real fast. You guys they could never sell this junk for what they paid for it talk about a scam.

Katrina Simoneau

October 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm

the bridge needs replaced, but not with art

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