Plans to rebuild the Broad Avenue Bridge are in the works.
The City Commission heard the news at Tuesday's meeting. The City will pay about $200,000 to pay for the design, then 20% of the total project cost, which is estimated at $8 million. The closing of the bridge put incredible strain on the Oglethorpe bridge, which is prone to backing up during rush hour. An average of 10,000 cars a day used to cross the Broad Avenue bridge.
Construction is expected to begin this time next year and will take a year to complete.