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Residents meet about Grant Street Bridge

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SOME PEOPLE LIVING IN BLUEFIELD ARE NOT GIVING UP ON REPLACING THE GRANT STREET BRIDGE.

THOSE RESIDENTS GATHER IN THE MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH TO BEGIN MOBILIZATION TO PRESS THE CITY TO LOOK HARD AT EITHER REPAIRING, OR REPLACING THE SPAN.
IT'S BEEN CLOSED FOR AWHILE AFTER BEING DEEMED UNSAFE.
SPEAKERS REFLECT ON THE DIFFICULTIES AND HARDSHIPS FOR EAST SIDE RESIDENTS DUE TO THE BRIDGE CLOSURE.
THE IDEA THAT EMERGED IS A DEMONSTRATION, BECAUSE IT'S THE SQUEAKY WHEEL THAT GETS THE GREASE AND SILENCE ISN'T GETTING RESULTS.
THAT'S THE WORD FROM THE PASTOR HERE, WHO IS ALSO PRESIDENT OF THE MECER COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE N-DOUBLE-A-C-P.

"This is our first meeting and we are just getting started just to call folks aware. Like I said in the meeting out of sight out of mind. So we don't want to be off their minds so we got to stay in their sight and that is what this will be about just to let them know we are still here and we are still concerned aobut this bridge…………."

THE DEMONSTRATION IS PLANNED FOR THIS SATURDAY FROM 9-AM TO 5-PM AT THE PRINCETON AVENUE END OF THE BRIDGE.
ANOTHER LOCATION IS BEING CONSIDERED, BUT THAT SECOND LOCATION HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED.
WE'LL SHARE THE INFORMATION WHEN IT'S RELEASED.

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