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The long-awaited Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge at Phil Hardberger Park opens to the public at 1 p.m. today.
The 150-foot-wide bridge connects one side of the park to the other and allows both pedestrians and animals to cross above Wurzbach Parkway on the North Side.
According to a news release from the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, the land bridge is the largest wildlife crossing constructed in the U.S. The land bridge was built, in part, to reduce wildlife-vehicle crashes, the release said.
The project cost $23 million in private and public funding and took two years to construct, according to a San Antonio Express-News story.
“There is mounting excitement about the bridge,” said former San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger in an Express-News story last month. “Like many big projects, controversy swirled at the beginning, but now we have come full circle, and we will be opening the bridge in about two and a half weeks.”