Work to replace a bridge that carries Oxford Road across a small stream bed near Bankhead Street (Highway 178) began Monday, June 22nd.
This particular segment of Oxford Road, about a half-mile long, runs east to west from Bankhead Street, behind Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, and connects to Coulter Drive.
The work started with Paul Smithey Construction Company of Tupelo demolishing the old bridge at the site. As seen in these photographs, Smithey Construction had several large pieces of equipment at work all day Monday in the demolition phase of the project.
Because Smithey Construction is only handling the demolition of the old bridge, we could not get a good idea of how long this section of road will be out of use. NAnewsweb will follow up with subsequent articles as the project moves forward.