Phenix City receives $640K grant to repair bridges

A Phenix City bridge in need of repair will be getting an update thanks to state funding.

The city just received a $640,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation for the 10th Avenue Bridge project.

Currently, the one lane bridge has a four ton weight limit - meaning school buses and emergency vehicles like fire trucks - cannot use that portion of road. Instead these vehicles being forced to make a seven mile detour to avoid the bridge.

Phenix City Engineer Angel Moore says, "We have another one lane bridge also on 12th Avenue that we are going to apply for in the next round. Since the structures cost so much, any additional funds we can get means we can replace more."

Phenix City will be obligated to make a 20% match for the total cost.

The 10th Avenue Bridge project is slated to be done by December of this year.

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