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Old Oxford Rd Bridge to open today

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The Old Oxford Road Bridge that crosses Interstate 20 west of Covington will reopen Thursday, Feb. 19, when the Georgia Department of Transportation removes all barriers mid-morning.

According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. poured the bridge deck Thursday, Feb. 5.

Georgia DOT completed “cylinder breaks” testing the concrete strength, and all tests came back satisfactory which permits the reopening.

The Georgia DOT previously closed the bridge over Interstate 20 east of the Almon Road exit to motorists after structural damage sustained during an August 2014 collision.

The major truck impact affected the beams and driving surface. The insurance process prolonged scheduled repairs necessary to ensure safety of all motorists. Marks and standards were met between Georgia DOT, insurance parties and the contractor, allowing work to begin last month.

The entire bridge repair process took one month’s time.