BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – The historic Rainbow Bridge remains closed to drivers in Birmingham, but pedestrians and bike traffic are still allowed.
The major downtown artery was closed almost 18 months ago, and city leaders expected many to speak out about the closure.
However, up until recently, there was a shockingly low number of complaints made about the closure. In fact, Councilor Darrell O’Quinn says most of the messages on the topic that hit his inbox were requests to keep the bridge as pedestrian only.
O’Quinn says recently though, several in the business sector have reached out asking when the bridge may re-open. Some businesses are stressing it is critical in luring businesses to retail spaces.
By Tristan Ruppert