Several viewers had called and emailed WLBT about a bridge in north Jackson that had been closed for repairs.
It's located on Manhattan Road near Cedars of Lebanon and Cedarhurst Road.
The structure had been closed since 2010 until 3 On Your Side checked it out.
The Manhattan Road bridge looked like a construction site for more than 2 years. At one point, all work on it ceased and it was taken over by weeds. I contacted city officials and asked why the bridge still had not been repaired. Work resumed almost immediately and today the Manhattan Road bridge is back open, much to the delight of Connie Tobias. She is director of an after school program called Fresh Start at a nearby church.
Tobias said, "Now, I don't have to go all the way around just to come straight across the bridge to Fresh Start, I can come and open up my aftercare school program; just come straight across the bridge. It's really important they got it open."
Quintoya Lowe also works at Fresh Start.
She said, "It makes a big difference now, you know, less traffic, you gently go through back and forth."
Two years ago, the bridge was closed because of structural problems and as time passed frustrated motorists called city officials repeatedly only to be told "it's on the list for repairs." Now, the inconvenience is finally over.
A frequent traveler in this area, Dewayne Woodall said, "Yes, it's more convenient than have to go around to State Street and Frontage Road."
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