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Albany gets new archway

January 22, 2006

Albany- A strange form is beginning to take shape near the East Oglethorpe Bridge in downtown Albany. You may have seen workers constructing a metal form on either side of the East Oglethorpe Bridge.

They're preparing for a new archway that will welcome travelers into the Good Life City.

"Right now they're putting in the foundation for a fiberglass skin that goes over this metal tower and prepping it up for a metal arch that goes over Oglethorpe," said Tony Youngblood, a contractor.

The skin will be stone resembling the Flint Riverquarium. The 4,800 pound fiberglass skin is expected to arrive in the middle of February. the gateway should have gone up last year, but permit delays slowed work.

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