Footbridge Project to Attend Health Fair

Planning to erect two pedestrian bridges across the Rio Grande connected by a river trail has begun.

On February 1st and 2nd, members of the planning committee for a pedestrian bridge & trail project will have a booth at the “Live Long & Prosper” health fair at the Civic Center in Truth or Consequences.

Committee members will be on hand to answer questions and solicit ideas for the project, which is in an early planning phase. The full vision for the project will be developed through community feedback gathered through the spring.

Supporters say the bridge & trail project will have a myriad of benefits, including health, economic development, environmental, educational, and social. Project partners include the local municipalities, county, state, and federal agencies, Hot Springs High, MainStreet Truth or Consequences, Sierra County 4H, and citizen advocates eager to access public lands.

As previously covered, a federal grant from the National Park Service awarded to the city in 2019 provides the community with technical guidance related to planning a public lands access project.