By Morgan Bryce

Associate Editor

Demolition of the Cunningham Drive Bridge is slated for next week, according to Opelika City Engineer Scott Parker.

After months of being closed off to the public, Parker said the old bridge will be replaced by a newer, larger bridge to accommodate for the area’s growing traffic needs.

“It’s going to be a 40-foot-wide bridge, so it’s going to be wide and spacious with two lanes. It should be able to completely handle any traffic or situation out there,” Parker said. “We’re looking at 4-6 months of construction time to have it completed.”

Parker added that the bridge will have no painted bike lane, but cyclists will have adequate space needed to safely pass motor vehicles. Cunningham Drive currently has no designated bike lanes.

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