Providence’s ‘Bridge To Nowhere’ Now Connects to New Construction

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- Community leaders from Madison County including Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Madison Commissioner Dale Strong helped Village of Providence developers break ground on the final phase of a bridge that's been called the "bridge to nowhere" for years.


Village of Providence Phase VIII, the first phase of a planned 456 new homes in the Village of Providence Development. Phase VIII continues the Village of Providence's 10th Anniversary Celebration by crossing Indian Creek and the Village of Providence bridge.

The bridge was built several years ago but hasn't served a purpose until now. Developers say it will connect the next phase of the growing Village of Providence.

The phase continues the Village of Providence's 10th Anniversary Celebration by crossing Indian Creek and the Village of Providence bridge.

Village of Providence developers David Slyman and Todd Slyman say they still have big plans for the development, but have not released details of future additions. In recent years hundreds of new apartments, a new hotel and several restaurants have been added to Providence.

Last month, the Huntsville City Council approved a motion to open an entertainment district in the Village of Providence. Councilman Will Culver proposed the district in September, and the motion passed unanimously.

Culver said Providence seemed like a natural fit for another entertainment district and says the proposal gained overwhelming support from the community.

The new district’s hours will be:

  • Wednesday & Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.


  • Junior

    . Is this what passes on WHNT for “journalism?” I would like to know some facts, such as how many $$ were/will be “contributed” by the taxpayers of Alabama, and of North Huntsville, South Huntsville, East and especially West Huntsville, who along with the commuters from Madison can see no benefit, other than the dubious benefit of massively increased traffic congestion on Old Monrovia and U.S. Highway 72, along with overcrowding of the neighborhood schools?
    . How many $$ if any at all, were paid by the developers for this bridge, that is a bridge built only for them to sell for $$HIGH, the land that they bought for $$low, across the creek.
    . Who wrote this mess, anyway? By what logic can it be reported as news, in 2013, that the Mayor et al. “broke ground on a bridge” when it is also reported that “The bridge was constructed several years ago…”? Therefore wasn’t the ground broken on this bridge, “several years ago?”
    . This awkwardness of phrasing continues with “… by crossing Indian Creek and the Village of Providence bridge.” as if the Creek and the Bridge can be crossed in a sequence, first crossing the Creek, and then the Bridge. Strange.

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