Franks Creek Bridge opens -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Franks Creek Bridge opens

December 19, 2003

Lowndes County - After fourteen months of detours one South Georgia bridge will be opened today.

Franks Creek Bridge was closed last October when it was struck by construction equipment traveling north on Interstate 75.

Farmers had to take a nine mile-detour to get to their crops which were across the interstate and residents were concerned about getting help during an emergency.

"If it can save somebody's life going across this bridge they would. They have had to go all the way around to Hahira or all the way over to Valdosta to get to somebody over here," said Mabel Scruggs.

The bridge will open around 5 PM. It was repaired through an emergency contract, the work took about six months. The cost was 1.4 million dollars.

Posted at 4:45 by Armen Jeknavorian

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