Burleson Elementary School students and faculty members cross the new bridge on their way to a pep rally at the Hartselle High School gym.
Burleson Elementary School students and faculty members cross the new bridge on their way to a pep rally at the Hartselle High School gym.

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Bridge links campuses at FEB, HHS

Published 11:34am Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A hump bridge, co-sponsored by Lowe’s and Hannah’s Lawn and Landscape Service, was completed Friday, linking the campuses of F.E. Burleson Elementary School and Hartselle High School.

The 18-foot-by-four-foot wooden structure spans a drainage ditch that separates the two properties. It was budgeted at $1,200.

Burleson students wasted no time using the bridge.

At the invitation of the high school, elementary students crossed the bridge on their way to a pep rally at the Hartselle High competitive gym.

Lowe’s provided the materials for the bridge as a once-a-year “Heroes Project.” Hannah’s provided the labor for the bridge’s construction.

HHS Principal Jeff Hyche is shown at far right with a group of Lowe’s employees before the “Heroes Bridge” was opened, linking Burleson Elementary and Hartselle High campuses on Friday. Lowe’s employees, from left, are Jody Latham, Diane Johnson, project manager, Caitlyn Couey, Audrey Barber, Kerri Vassar, Charles Wright, store manager, and Gerald Davis.
HHS Principal Jeff Hyche is shown at far right with a group of Lowe’s employees before the “Heroes Bridge” was opened, linking Burleson Elementary and Hartselle High campuses on Friday. Lowe’s employees, from left, are Jody Latham, Diane Johnson, project manager, Caitlyn Couey, Audrey Barber, Kerri Vassar, Charles Wright, store manager, and Gerald Davis.

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