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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge, connecting Columbus with Phenix City over the Chattahoochee River, is expected to reopen on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.  

In the very same spot, the City of Columbus has plans to expand the RiverWalk near the City Mills just north of the downtown area. The plan is to connect the 14th Street Bridge and the TSYS campus with the rest of the RiverWalk.

"When folks see this, they're really going to be excited about what's happening in Columbus, and what's changing about Columbus," says City Planning Manager Rick Jones.

The area on 14th Street leading up to the bridge will be a huge plaza where a host of events can take place, and the bridge itself will be a connecting gateway for pedestrians to travel back and forth over the river.

When the 14th Street Bridge reopens on Wednesday, it will be named in honor of former Columbus mayor Frank Martin.

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