Columbus to Dedicate New Pedestrian Bridge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) -- A pedestrian bridge linking the west Georgia city of Columbus to Alabama will be officially opened and named after a former mayor on Wednesday morning.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the 14th Street pedestrian bridge will be named the Frank K. Martin Pedestrian Bridge.

The bridge is designed to serve as a gathering place and as a viewing stand for those who want to watch rafters and kayakers going through the whitewater rapids in the Chattahoochee River below.

Martin was elected mayor in 1990 and served one term, from 1991-94. During those years, Columbus passed a sales tax that led to many improvements that changed the face of the city. Martin died in 2012.

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