October 20, 2015 - Albany, GA - Albany Technical College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on the South Slappey Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at 3pm at the walkway to the front of the George M. Kirkland Building off South Slappey Boulevard.

Albany Tech requested the bridge during the last SPLOST VI vote as a public safety item for the campus. Not only will the bridge provide a safe means for pedestrians with a need to conduct business on either side of South Slappey Boulevard, but it will also facilitate future growth of the college. The college is currently landlocked on all sides, except the west side of South Slappey Boulevard and as the college continues to grow, the only viable options for expansion will be in that direction.

"We know the only way to grow the campus in the future is to go across South Slappey, but the bridge should also enhance our business neighbors' offerings as well with the added safety," said Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of Albany Technical College.

Construction of the bridge is expected to be complete sometime in March 2016. More details forthcoming.

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Rendering for the Albany Technical College South Slappey Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge.