There was hope that the Trestle bridge reconstruction would occur in 2021, but trail users will have to be patient for a while longer. Because this is a multi-jurisdiction project, involving the City of Des Moines, Polk County, Polk County Conservation and the City of Johnston, and because some funding sources were associated with grant programs accessible through the Iowa Department of Transportation, it took longer to assemble the necessary funds. The general drag on everything caused by the pandemic may have also been a factor.
The government organizations have now established a 28E agreement to manage the $2 million project. Polk County Public Works will manage the project. The City of Johnston has committed up to $575,000.00 to the project, which includes $375,000.00 for various aesthetic improvements including lighting for the bridge and entrance features.