Broad Ave. bridge opens to public in Veterans Day ceremony

Broad Ave. bridge opens to public in Veterans Day ceremony
Veterans were first to cross the bridge, representing all branches of military.
Veterans were first to cross the bridge, representing all branches of military.
An Albany veteran salutes as the Star Spangled Banner is played.
An Albany veteran salutes as the Star Spangled Banner is played.

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of people crowded the entrance to the new Broad Avenue Memorial Bridge in downtown Albany as it officially opened for the first time.

The ceremony, held on Veterans Day, dedicated the bridge to veterans of Albany.

Albany State University's band performed for the event.

Groups walked from both sides of the bridge and met in the middle for the public ceremony.

The bridge was expected to open to vehicle traffic later Wednesday afternoon after the ceremonies.

The new bridge also comes with a lot of upgrades. There are large sidewalks and bike lanes across it.

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