Daily Archives: Oct. 6, 2008

Big Ditch bridge back up for debate

It’s time, once again, to talk about a new bridge over the Big Ditch in northwest Wichita. Folks in that part of town are well-acquainted with the issue, which basically involves the question of where should it go — 13th Street? 21st Street? 25th Street?. But those northwest residents have also seen plans for the bridge live, die and come back to life again. Well, it’s back (officially) again on Wednesday night (Oct.8), when city officials plan to show off some options, chat with those who show up and collect input.

The Eagle requested some more details from the city Monday, but got no response. Already, the city has studied and re-studied ways to bridge the ditch. The latest of those studies was only recently completed, leading to the unveiling of options Wednesday night.

The public meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 West 21st St. North.