More Delays for Bridge Opening

It will apparently be several more weeks before the main venue into downtown Meridian is reopened.

City officials say they had hoped to partially reopen the 22nd Avenue bridge Monday, but they recently learned that it would require a vote of the city council to reopen it.

Mayor Cheri Barry says she expects it will be the beginning of the year before the bridge reopens.

It has been closed since late June, undergoing renovations. Some drainage issues and weather have delayed the renovations.


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  • by Huffy Location: Lauderhell on Dec 22, 2009 at 01:39 AM
    the main artery OUT OF DOWNTOWN remains unopened. just send any or all reporters out to let's say just the food establishments on the south side of the unopened bridge and have the cub reporters ask the managers to yank out the books from BEFORE june to present and let's see those figures. I'd be willing to bet cap'n d's and wendy's would be willing to send some of their workforce to ratify the situation ASAP if not sooner. 8^) Raymond E. "Huffy" Huffmaster jr. 9733 Extension Road Lauderdale Mississippi 39335-9601 601-604-3256 huffy@mississippi.net www.tinyurl.com/a2bhe www.peachcorps.com/Huffy
  • by Joe Kidd Location: Southside on Dec 16, 2009 at 06:41 PM
    I don't write much, but today the city council showed us their true colors. Smith told me the bridge would open before Christmas. Now, he want even vote to open it in the council meeting. He speaks out of both sides of his mouth.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 05:22 PM
    We have plenty of bushes growing up over these outdated houses. Forget a bridge!! cut down some limbs!!
  • by Bob Location: Bailey on Dec 16, 2009 at 05:02 PM
    Why is this taking so long. I will never understand what takes construction crews so long. If we paid by the job and not the hour I'm sure it would of been done by now.
  • by anonymous Location: town on Dec 16, 2009 at 04:30 PM
    ok we all know that the holiday season is upon us and they have to vote in order to reopen a main ambulance route from the south part of town knowing that the holidays are always filled with accidents and that is especially not the time to be loosing loved ones while waiting on a bridge to be voted to reopen if it is safe for travel what is the hold up. if it was the mayors child or loved one she would definetley not be able to sleep knowing that she had to wait on a vote for her child to get to the hospital faster.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 03:44 PM
    what the DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and this wasnt already handled or known before now.. oh well handled like the rest of the mess the old mayor left.. and this council messed up as well.. like i said time to toss you out and get those in there lest know what they are doing.. and use what God gave to them to use... that being horse sense
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