May 15, 2012
At right, local dignitaries and area residents were on hand Monday morning as the new Irwin Bridge opened. Shown here are, from left, Rockdale Sheriff Jeff Wigington, GDOT project engineer Samson Guesesse, SPLOST Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Michael Houchard cutting the ribbon, Rockdale County Commissioner Oz Nesbitt, Rockdale Transportation Director Miguel Valentin, Rockdale Commission Chairman Richard Oden, Rockdale school bus driver Donna Beam, resident Lew Belcher, and Development Authority of Rockdale County Chairman Mike Sullivan. Beam was on hand as a frequent user of the bridge. She has been driving a school bus for more than 40 years.
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The new Irwin Bridge opened Monday.