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Paul Nelson ReportingThe legal fight over who should fix the Center Street bridge in Clearfield appears to be over, but this could lead to traffic headaches while the bridge is fixed.
City officials in Clearfield noticed problems with the bridge soon after it was finished in 2000. City Manager Chris Hillman said, "Within a year, the embankments that the road is on top of that lead to the bridge began to sluff off."
Hillman says they've been debating who should pay the bill for the repair. Hillman says federal money was used to build it, so UDOT should pay. "UDOT and Clearfield have been in a lawsuit over this bridge for several years now," he said.
Hillman says both UDOT and the city have decided to settle the suit and work together to build the bridge. They plan to shut the bridge down for two months, starting the first of September.