Austin Street bridge reopens to public

WAVING to a small crowd, Fredericksburg City Manager Kent Myers, Mayor Jeryl Hoover and Director of Public Works and Utilities Clinton Bailey take the inaugural first ride across a newly reopened Austin Street Bridge Monday afternoon in a ceremonial Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department truck. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Closed since last May, the Austin Street Bridge at the Washington Street intersection was reopened Monday afternoon during a special ceremony hosted by City of Fredericksburg officials.

Originally scheduled for Friday, the event was moved to Monday after cold weather forced a delay.

The $412,000 project was designed by Freese and Nichols, Inc. of San Antonio and constructed by BPI - Bauerle Partners, Inc. of Lakeway. Following the construction of the bridge, city crews worked to complete the sidewalks and the street entrances to the bridge.

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