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Bainbridge adds new bridge over Flint River

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 18:22:05-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — When you come out to Bainbridge Thursday night, you'll notice a new bridge that goes over the Flint River, allowing you to walk from Cheney Griffin Park to the end of Hatcher Road.

Along the trail, a pump track is under construction, which lets bikers use their momentum on the hills instead of pedaling.

If you were hoping to walk the bridge Thursday, you'll have to wait as there are still some finishing touches that need to be done first before a dedication ceremony can take place.

"We don't have a date set just yet. We have landscaping that needs to go in. The signage was just put in yesterday," said Crystal Hines, Director of Communications for Bainbridge. "Hopefully in the next few weeks we'll have a dedication service for that."

Of course the new pedestrian bridge pales in comparison to the Star-Spangled Flint.

Close to 10,000 people are expected to come out to this year's celebration.