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It's open! Central Avenue bridge over Fall Creek back in operation

Closed for nearly three-years
Posted at 2:30 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 14:30:23-04

INDIANAPOLIS—North side Indianapolis drivers must have felt the Central Avenue bridge over Fall Creek was never going to reopen. It had been closed for a rebuild since January, 2017.

But Friday, traffic in both directions began to flow again. The bridge was shut down for repairs after it began to fall apart and the $5 million project took longer than expected. Partly, that's because the bridge, built in 1901, is historic. The Department of Public Works says that slowed construction because special materials were needed.

Besides newly-paved north and southbound travel lanes, the rebuilt bridge features sidewalks on both sides and decorative handrails.