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Posted: August 29, 2013 1:57 p.m.

Mount Tabor Road bridge reopens

Gabriel Khouli/

A sheriff's car, school bus and fire truck all traveled over the bridge Thursday to symbolize the fact they'll be able to travel over the bridge again.

The Mount Tabor Road bridge over the Yellow River is open again.

The bridge, which was damaged in the 2009 flood, had been closed since February for an approximately $594,780 repair that replaced the bridge's piers and the main span. The bridge was opened to traffic just after noon today.

The bridge repair was completed by McCarthy Improvement Company and Bellamy Brothers, based out of Atlanta.

Even before being closed in February, the bridge had been downgraded by the state, and school buses, fire trucks and other large vehicles weren't able to drive over it because of the damage.

Commissioner Nancy Schulz, who uses the road to go from her home to her business (The Oaks Golf Course), said she was excited by the road reopening, especially considering all of the people who use the road to get to Interstate 20.

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