New Ballard Bridge

News 4 told you earlier this year that one of Alabama's deadliest bridges is being replaced.

Wednesday, representatives of the state made it official at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ballard Bridge.

The bridge has been the site of several fatal accidents over the years.

The $4.5 million construction is part of a bridge improvement project for Southeast Alabama.

The bridge is scheduled to be completed in October 2003.