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Kansas City's Grand Avenue Bridge set to reopen Friday morning

Posted at 8:40 AM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 09:40:02-05

Life is about to get easier for downtown KC drivers.

After months of construction, the Grand Avenue Bridge is opening up following a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on Friday.

In the heart of downtown, several aspects made construction complex for crews.

The new bridge has updated features like this crosswalk, bike lane and wider walkways.

In May, an engineer was driving under the bridge and noticed several cracks.

MoDot shutdown the bridge and reinforced it with several metal studs.

It was demolished, redesigned and rebuilt in the past seven months.

The project has not had any setbacks and is opening on time.

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Belinda Post can be reached at belinda.post@kshb.com.

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