City of Vernon employees Paul Chirkoff (middle) and Dave Haverty (right) position a new steel pedestrian bridge over Vernon Creek in Polson Park Thursday.

City of Vernon employees Paul Chirkoff (middle) and Dave Haverty (right) position a new steel pedestrian bridge over Vernon Creek in Polson Park Thursday.

New bridge over Vernon Creek in Polson Park

The old wooden bridge was removed last fall due to its failing condition

A new steel pedestrian bridge was installed over Vernon Creek in Polson Park Thursday.

The old wooden bridge was removed last fall due to its failing condition.

“It’s anticipated the new bridge will quickly become a favourite location for family and event photos,’ said James Rice, public works manager.

The bridge was constructed by the city’s steel fabricator, Ray Sengotta, and provides the only pedestrian access to the Polson Park wishing well.