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Tacoma Avenue South bridge open to traffic after long closure

The Tacoma Avenue South Bridge re-opened to traffic this week after a 16-month closure for repairs.
The Tacoma Avenue South Bridge re-opened to traffic this week after a 16-month closure for repairs. Staff writer

The Tacoma Avenue South Bridge has reopened after being closed for 16 months for repairs, the city announced Friday.

The $12 million project included rebuilding the bridge deck, replacing girders and painting steel portions of the span, which was originally built in 1930.

Three traffic lanes now cross the bridge, and bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks were added.

Money for the improvements came from the Federal Highway Bridge Program, the Transportation Improvement Board and the City of Tacoma.

Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644, @TNTAdam

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