LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Good news for people who use the Broadway Bridge. While many are dreading the day when it shuts down for a construction project, the Highway Department just announced it will not be closed as long as they originally estimated.
Instead of being closed for years, the bridge will only be closed for months. The company who won the bid for the project, not only had the lowest cost, but also would need to close the bridge for the shortest amount of time.
The sound of tires going across the Broadway Bridge is constant. 25,000 vehicles contribute to that sound each day.
"Maybe twice a day," said Truck Driver Helga Simerley.
"Trying to get from one side of town to the other," said Driver Jimmy Hinton.
So, when it comes to replacing the Broadway Bridge, it is all about getting in and getting out.