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May 9, 2013

Braeview Drive Bridge to reopen Friday

Span was closed in 2011 due to rust and rot


The reconstructed Braeview Drive Bridge will open Friday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

In October, the New Albany Flood Control Board approved an $85,000 repair project for the bridge. Street Commissioner Mickey Thompson ruled that the span was in danger of collapsing in 2011 due to infrastructure decay. 

The span was previously known as Captain Frank Road Bridge, and it provides access to the small Wildwood subdivision off Braeview Drive. 

Residents of the subdivision only had access to their homes through Wildwood Lane while the bridge was closed. 

If the bridge collapsed, it could have blocked the natural flow of water in Valley View Creek, city officials added. 

The ribbon cutting will take place at 9 a.m., and Wildwood subdivision residents are invited to attend. 

“I am very pleased the Flood Control District was able to provide a solution to the condemned bridge,” Mayor Jeff Gahan stated in a news release. 

“Additionally, they were respectful to the historic nature and overall look of the old bridge while considering the design of the new replacement bridge.” 

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