Editorial: Outlook brightens to replace Newell Road bridge | July 15, 2011 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Spectrum - July 15, 2011

Editorial: Outlook brightens to replace Newell Road bridge

City will seek major grant to pay for a bigger, safer span over flood-prone creek

Helped along with the prospect of a generous grant from the state Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and funding from the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, the City Council wisely took advantage of a generous opportunity and voted 8-0 Monday to replace the Newell Road bridge that the state has declared obsolete and unsafe.

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