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New Fayette Bridge Clears Another Hurdle

April 7th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

City officials are moving forward with plans for a new bridge on Fayette Street- this week taking steps to purchase a property adjacent to the bridge area. The transaction is for $125,000 for 306 Fayette Street. The two-lane bridge there, which spans CSX rail lines, was closed in June 2018 following a train strike. Dispute over bridge ownership between the city and CSX Transportation resulted in a failure to move forward on construction. However, repair work was completed to open one lane in early 2020. Following a year for design, it will be about three years until construction could begin. Mayor Ray Morriss said the property deal clears another key hurdle to enable the project to begin in earnest…