Grants Mill Road bridge opens

The Grants Mill Road bridge over Lake Purdy reopened with a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. today. The bridge, which provides a vital link between I-459 and Highway 119, has been closed since 2009 and under construction since March of this year.

Senator Slade Blackwell, Birmingham Mayor William Bell and Councilor Kim Rafferty at the ribbon cutting for the bridge. Photo by Kathryn Acree.

Highway 280 area residents have long been anticipating the bridge opening to cut their commute time and decrease traffic on Highway 280.

Mayor William Bell's entourage arrives at the new bridge for the ribbon cutting. Photo by Kathryn Acree.

How will the new bridge opening affect your commutes? Comment below and let us know.

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