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Hwy 468 commuters get new bridge

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PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Highway 468 commuters will be greeted Monday with a new bridge that is twice as wide as the old bridge.

The new span replaces a bridge that was about 60-years old. It's between the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility and State Hospital at Whitfield in Pearl.

Construction of the $2 million bridge began in June of 2011. The old structure was 22-feet wide and the new bridge is 44-feet wide.

Transportation officials say increased volumes of traffic in the area required a larger structure.

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