The George Street Bridge bragged a new
coat of maroon paint when it re-opened
Mike Perleberg-Eagle 99.3
(Aurora, Ind.) – While President Barack Obama was speaking about his jobs plan to help replace the Brent Spence Bridge linking Cincinnati, Ohio to Covington, Kentucky Thursday, a smaller bridge in Aurora was being reopened.
Downtown Aurora businesses and motorists rejoiced as the George Street Bridge reopened to traffic.
The bridge over Hogan Creek had closed for a repair and renovation project this past Spring, leaving drivers on U.S. 50 only two other access points to downtown Aurora – either First Street or Exporting Street.
Coated with a new maroonish paint job, the renovated bridge includes a wider and safer pedestrian sidewalk.
The bridge has undergone its final inspection from the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The George Street Bridge is a metal pinned whipple through truss originally constructed in 1887. Its last rehabilitation had occurred in 1989.