Grants Mill Bridge may reopen in coming months

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The now closed Grants Mill Bridge could re-open in a matter of months.

The Birmingham City Council will vote Tuesday on more than $1 million to fix the decaying bridge. It has been closed since 2009 because the city could not enforce weight restrictions.

The bridge links Birmingham with southeastern Jefferson County and Shelby County.

If funding is approved, the fix will allow drivers to shave almost six miles off their commute that have been added by a detour since the bridge was closed.

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