Work is about to begin on the replacement of the Baldwin Avenue Bridge in Birmingham.
officials plan to close it down for construction on Aug. 3 and work is
expected to wrap up by November. Birmingham is gearing up to do a lot
on its bridges this summer, including improvements to the West Maple
Road, Oak Street and Lakeside Drive North bridges. The biggest project
is the $700,000 replacement of the Baldwin Bridge.
It dates back
to the 1920s and has been showing decades’ worth of wear and tear for a
while now. Gone will be the narrow, one-lane bridge, replaced by a
two-lane span with a 5-foot-wide sidewalk. The city plans to recreate
the historic arch underneath with a stone-cut faÃ§ade. It has done this
with four other bridge replacements.
Source: City of Birmingham
Writer: Jon Zemke