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New Huguenot Memorial Bridge scheduled to open Friday

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New Huguenot Bridge

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The first half of the new Huguenot Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open Friday, according to information released by the Governor’s office.

“The 62-year-old bridge is being replaced with a new structure, providing a critical transportation link to the region,” said Gov. Bob McDonnell in a statement.  “Taking traffic off the old bridge and onto the new one means people will have a safer and more reliable way to reach their destination.”

The entire $54.5 million bridge project is scheduled to be completed in 2013.

The new bridge will have wider travel lanes, shoulders and a 5-foot wide sidewalk on each side.

Click here for more information about the Huguenot Bridge project.