New 10th Ave bridge now open in Phenix City

New 10th Ave bridge now open in Phenix City

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Phenix City proudly announced the opening of the 10th Avenue Bridge on Monday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Phenix City Engineering Department worked with the Alabama Department of Transportation on the project.

The bridge cost more than a million dollars, and $900,000 of that was from a federal grant.

"For our school system buses could not come across for a safety aspect," said Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe. "Fire trucks could not come across. When you look at all that this is really huge. Even just with school systems, it's going to save them 30 miles a day."

The bridge now has two lanes instead of one. Additionally, the pedestrian walkway on the bridge is up to code for those with physical challenges.

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