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New bridge opens by Morgan County Fairgrounds

Sep 14, 2023 10:18AM ● By Ethan Hoffmann

Mayor Gale cuts the ribbon to open the new bridge Courtesy photo

The bridge spanning the Weber River, connecting East Young Street and North 500 East Street, was finally completed, Aug. 18.

Citizens were greeted by an array of first responder vehicles including a firetruck, ambulance, and police cars. An American flag was hung on the firetruck ladder in honor of the occasion. Citizens parked their cars in the middle of the road and walked to the bridge in preparation for the ribbon ceremony. 

The afternoon speech was given by Mayor Steve Gale. During his message, the mayor thanked all those who had taken part in the ongoing project: construction workers, first responders, county officials and more. After the speech, Jerry Pierce retrieved a pair of abnormally large scissors and the mayor cut the red ribbon. Applause followed and those that attended were rewarded with a traffic cone stress toy, or a light keychain memento to celebrate the occasion. 

Residents were then directed back to their vehicles so that they could take turns crossing the bridge following the mayor. λ

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