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Winterset Trail ProjectWINTERSET, Iowa – The city of Winterset will receive a grant of $500,000 from the DOT State Recreational Trails Program to help move a historic bridge built in 1911 to Cedar Lake.

The Pratt three-truss steel bridge, currently located southeast of Patterson, will be re-purposed as a bridge over a spillway currently under construction at Cedar Lake as part of a city trail program. The trails will run through the city of Winterset and around Cedar Lake, while the bridge will connect the trails on either side of the spillway. City officials say they also plan to connect these new trails to the Metro trail system, allowing runners and cyclists a connection from Winterset to Des Moines.

Total costs on the project, as well as an expected opening date, are still to be determined. Officials say the first phase of the project is to complete construction of the Cedar Lake spillway before spring rains begin.