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March 2016

Nashville Project Awarded the Highest Envision Rating

The project included new walking trails and upgraded ball fields.

On 29 February 2016, the Nashville Government West Park equalization facility project was announced as the tenth awarded project in the Envision system and received the highest level, Platinum, from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). Metro Nashville Water Services Department (Metro Water Services) planned to increase storage for their wastewater collection to help eliminate unpermitted discharging.

Unfortunately, the conditions at the remote site of the new storage facility changed when flood zone updates were required due to increased storms. The changes would require additional tanks and piping, increasing the project cost. A new solution was needed, which prompted Metro Water Services into communications, and later partnership, with Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Department (Metro Parks).

New, Improved, and Worth the Wait

The residents in the area were patient but greatful to cut down their commute times and use the bridge.

In December 2007, a devastating flood washed out the original Leudinghaus Bridge, which was built in 1922 and crossed the Chehalis River in rural Lewis County, Washington. Since then, residents of the unincorporated neighboring communities of Doty, Dryad, and Meskill, approximately 15 miles west of the city of Chehalis, have been anticipating its replacement. On 11 February 2016, their wish was realized with the grand opening of a new and improved Leudinghaus Bridge.