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Construction on new pedestrian bridge at Sugarland Run Stream Valley Park to begin

A previous bridge was removed roughly 15 years ago (courtesy FCPA)

Work has begin on a new pedestrian bridge at Sugarland Run Stream Valley Park, according to the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Slated to be completed by the end of the summer, the bridge replaces a span that was removed 15 years ago between Heather Down Drive and Eddyspark Drive.

Once completed, the structure will connect the neighborhood along Heather Down with the Sugarland Run Stream Valley Trail.

Construction will begin in early March, according to FCPA.

Crews will demolish and remove any remaining structures associated with the earlier bridge and construct 10-foot-wide connecting approaches to the bridge.

The project, which is funded through 2020 park bond funds, costs roughly $740,000.

The trail, which is roughly three miles long along the main end, runs from Sugarland Road to the Town of Herndon.