Morgan Street Bridge Opening Soon

By: Raquel Moore
By: Raquel Moore

ROCKFORD (WIFR)--

"It's a new beginning I believe for all the new things that are going to come."

It's been two years since the Morgan Street bridge vanished, leaving a pile of dust where it used to stand. Now, some consider this glowing structure the light at the end of the tunnel for those living on the city's west side.

"We're tying the east and west side and we want to bring that gap back together."

The nearly $30 million dollar project will wrap up days before Christmas. The bridge is now strong enough to hold trucks and more cars, and these color changing lights.

Ruth Morgan grew up in the area, she says she hopes the make over breaths new life into the neighborhood.

"With the reconstruction of the bridge it will be more aggressive in the area because it's better for a community to be able to strive and hold itself than if they are having to go to another side."

Just blocks away Chiquita's grocery store manager Kimberly Parson's is hoping the multi million dollar project will increase business.

"Now since the bridge is opening it's connecting two different communities and we can show them what we have here."

Parson's and other business owners are hoping the structure will bridge the gap between the east and west side.


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