HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg has a new landmark, and it is in the form of a footbridge.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held before a small crowd of residents and city workers to unveil The Pedestrian Bridge at Beverly Lane.
"The other bridge that we had was long overdue to be changed," said Mayor Johnny DuPree. "And now this is something that will outlast all of us.
As we continue to promote healthy living,this should be enjoyable. Our goal is to make sure that you have something that gets you out of the house, whether it be sidewalks, bridges, parks whatever within a mile of wherever you live in the city of Hattiesburg."
The project totaled $70,200; however, the city was able to save taxpayers $49,800 as the Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments partnered to construct and level the bridge.
An Eagle Scout also helped beautify the space by planting trees and additional foliage around the area.
This is the third completed bridge project in the city that crosses Gordon's Creek. The other two are at Jaycee Park and Town Square Park.