Hwy. 17 Bridge reopens in Jacksonville

POSTED: 10:38 PM Jul 25 2013   UPDATED: 10:40 PM Jul 25 2013
Hwy 17 Bridge

The Buddy Phillips Bridge over the New River on Hwy. 17 in Jacksonville opened to traffic Thursday.

The work was scheduled to be finished Monday but took a few days longer.

The project took three years to complete and cost almost $12 million dollars.

The old bridge was considered one of the worst in our state, according to AAA Carolinas.