The Caldwell County Route 13 bridge over U.S. Route 36 has reopened following a bridge replacement project.
The project to replace the bridge began in late May and reopened to all traffic Monday afternoon.
The previous bridge, built in 1958, had been struck multiple times by high-profile vehicles driving underneath on U.S. Route 36. As part of the replacement project, the new bridge superstructure has been designed to increase clearance beneath the bridge to help prevent future damage.
The new bridge also includes a pedestrian walkway on the west side.