AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Friday is the last day drivers will be able to cross the Fifth Street Bridge in Augusta. The historic bridge will close and transform into a pedestrian only bridge with park like features. 

Augusta Commissioner John Clarke says the bridge is old and outdated. He says to update the bridge for traffic use, it wasn't worth the money considering the amount of cars that use the bridge. Clarke says the project is a long time.

Clarke says,"There's been a lot of talks surround the Fifth Street Bridge becoming a pedestrian bridge and joining our trail network that is going around the city and the county and they're completing it. It's going to take awhile to get it completed but when it does, it's going to be a wonderful thing."

The project will take about 18 months to complete and will cost about $10.5 million.

 

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