Broad Avenue Bridge being dismantled - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Broad Avenue Bridge being dismantled

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Department of Transportation shut down the Broad Avenue Bridge in 2009, after divers inspecting the pilings of the old bridge told city officials the bridge was in bad shape and needed to come down soon.

Historians and a Veterans Coalition officially decommissioned the bridge in February of 2012.

City Engineer Bruce Maples said at the time that half the bridge's footings weren't supported, concrete has washed away and there's just exposed rebar, making the bridge unsafe for cars and pedestrians.

Demolition of the Broad Avenue Bridge has continued night and day in downtown Albany.

Demolition began a little more than six weeks ago and should be totally finished in February to make room for a new bridge.

A Florida company won an $11.8 million contract to tear it down and build a replacement.

  • Click HERE for background information on the old bridge.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-23 04:09:31 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>
  • Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-11-23 04:00:29 GMT
    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>
  • Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-11-23 03:19:28 GMT
    Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly