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Tekoa trestle gains funding


Boards serve as the only access for the daring to access the Tekoa trestle bridge.

The former Milwaukee Railroad trestle at Tekoa has been included in the state's next two-year budget which was approved before the legislature adjourned April 28 in Olympia. The funding would provide decking and fencing on the trestle span which has been blocked off since the state purchased the Milwaukee right-of-way and converted it to the John Wayne Trail, now officially known and the Palouse to Cascades Trail.

Pete Martin, president of Friends of the Tekoa Trestle, reported the trestle project has been funded for $1,014,000.

Martin noted the funding was celebrated by the Tekoa group wh...

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