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Chehaw suspension bridge reopens

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The highly popular suspension bridge is back open in the zoo at Chehaw Park. It reopened Saturday after more than five months of reconstruction.
The bridge was damaged in July 2015 when a giant oak tree fell on it during a storm. Several exhibits at the wild animal park were closed due to the damage.  

Workers are excited to have the bridge fixed. 

"It got this half of the zoo back open. The lemurs will be out on exhibit now," said Chehaw Director of Animal Care Ben Roberts. "People will be able to get to the Eagles, the Bobcats, and it looks good."

Admission was cut due to the bridge being out, but prices are expected to soon go back to normal. 

The park is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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