The Bend Park and Recreation Board chooses a site for a new pedestrian bridge over the Deschutes River. The Board voted last night to build a 160-foot long bridge near the First Street rapids. The bridge will connect First Street Rapids Park with Davis Park and offer an extension to the Deschutes River Trail system. Construction will cost between $650,000 and $850,000. The district already has half-a-million set aside for the project. Residents in the area have complained that a bridge would be unsightly and could complicate recreation along the river.