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County to build new Black's Mill bridge, speed up process
Public works abandons plans for surplus bridge after seven months
Black's Mill bridge
Former commissioner Gary Pichon inspects the Black’s Mill bridge in July of 2013, when the county decided to add new guardrails to the dilapidated bridge. Now, the bridge has been closed since July and the county is preparing to build a new one in its place. - photo by File photo
The project to replace the bridge on Black’s Mill Road that has kept residents driving in circles since July of last year is moving forward with a new proposal and a hastened timeline, according to Public Works Director David McKee. The public works department had been trying to obtain surplus material from the Georgia Department of Transportation to replace the bridge after GDOT provided notice to the county July 17 that the bridge was structurally deficient and had to be closed.