City council to dedicate Maxine Herring Parker Bridge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The name of Birmingham’s late council president will live on for people traveling across a new bridge being installed in the city. The city council will dedicate the Maxine Herring Parker vehicle-pedestrian bridge on May 30.

The bridge is located on F.L. Shuttlesworth Drive. Parker fought for federal dollars to install the bridge as a way to prevent trains from blocking emergency access in and out of a neighborhood near the bridge.

It will also stop school children from crawling over and under trains stopped at the intersection.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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