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Broad Avenue Bridge under inspection

Yaz Johnson, Owner of Yaz Photography & Modeling Agency Yaz Johnson, Owner of Yaz Photography & Modeling Agency
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany's new Broad Avenue Bridge must pass another inspection before it can open.

City officials say the Department Of Transportation inspected the bridge with the Federal Highway Administration on August 31st.
They sent a list of items that need to be reviewed by the contractors before it is inspected again.
Downtown Business owner Yaz Johnson says he's ready for the bridge to open because he believes it'll help his photography studio and get downtown thriving again.

"First off all of the traffic is hitting Oglethorpe and it’s kind of bypassing downtown,” said Yaz Johnson, Owner of Yaz Photography & Modeling Agency. “So when the Broad Avenue Bridge reopens back up everybody is going to be excited about crossing the bridge and it's going to expose more of the downtown area to those who have bypassed it along the way.”

 The Department Of Transportation hasn't responded to multiple requests to find out when the final inspection will be conducted.
 City officials say it has to be completed before the bridge is handed over to the City so they can plan an opening celebration.

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