NORWAY — A footbridge to span Pennesseewassee Stream from Water Street to Main Street is set to arrive Thursday morning.

Town Manager David Holt said the prefabricated bridge is due to arrive between 9 and 10 a.m., Aug. 22. A crane will place the bridge on the foundation of a previous bridge between the Water Street municipal parking lot and the back side of the Gingerbread House on Main Street.

Officials say the bridge will improve access to the Lajos Matolcsy Art Center and the Gingerbread House, both on Main Street.

Residents agreed at the 2012 annual town meeting to spend $20,000 from the Community and Economic Development reserve for the bridge but Holt said it wasn’t enough money so the project was held up.

In March, two anonymous donors gave the town as much as $10,000 to complete the purchase and installation of the footbridge.

Under a proposed master plan in 2004, residents wanted a footbridge across the Pennesseewassee Stream to link the former Cummings and Sons dowel mill property to Main Street.

That plan never came to fruition.

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