Linking Bridges With Art

Some local artists were honored over the weekend for their hard work and contributions to our bridges here in South Mississippi.
MDOT leaders and Andy Hughes, with the Federal Highway Administration, were on hand as 30 South Mississippi artists were recognized for their drawings, now forever memorialized in bronze on the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge and the Bay St. Louis Bridge.
Each artist was presented with framed reproductions of their artwork at a ceremony held at Biloxi’s Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, a thanks from MDOT for adding beauty to two major bridges built back stronger and better after the storm.
MDOT’s Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King said, “They’re longer, larger and they’re wide and they were built with vision, not for today, but for tomorrow.”
Gulfport metal artist Greg Moran turned the drawings into bronze plaques that are mounted on both South Mississippi bridges.
The Federal Highway Administration funneled more than a billion dollars into post-Katrina highway and bridge construction.

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