Slovaks Set to Walk on Top of Chuck Norris

Action hero leading ballot to name new pedestrian bridge in Slovakia
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2012 9:03 AM CST
Updated Feb 24, 2012 9:25 AM CST
Slovaks Set to Walk on Top of Chuck Norris
Actor Chuck Norris attends the 2003 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.   (Getty Images)

There won't be anything pedestrian about this pedestrian bridge across the Morava River from Slovakia to Austria—not once it's named after awesome action star Chuck Norris. Norris is the runaway leader of an Internet ballot to select the new bridge's name, taking in 74% of votes so far, handily beating "Maria Theresa" (the Austro-Hungarian empress) and "Devinska" (the nearest village), reports Reuters. Voting will run until April, and a regional governor has promised to honor the people's choice. (More Slovakia stories.)

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