With the coordinated efforts of multiple departments, the Clayton Hornung Memorial Bridge in Baker’s City Park is nearing completion. Luke Holstine and Mayor JoDee Pratt met at the park today to discuss the work that has been done so far on the structure and the city’s plans for the surrounding area.
After outfitting the bridge with wiring to support lamps, Luke’s team poured concrete on Thursday, May 31st and is now planning to construct approaches on either ends of the expanse. The bridge itself is expected to be open this summer. Mayor Pratt also identified where walkways would be leading away from the bridge, ultimately connecting the children’s park and veteran’s memorial to the parking lot north of the bridge.
The bridge stands as a memorial to Clayton Hornung, who served as Baker’s Mayor for 22 years, an educator for 43 years and a basketball coach for 37 years. His dedication is evident in the comments of those who knew him, who seemed at a loss for words to describe a man, who was “more than a mentor,” and the lasting impact he has had in our community.