Rocky Mount town leaders hope the installment of a new seven million dollar bridge will not only bring more people into the area, but be safer.
The Pigg River Bridge was built in 1928 and is now under construction.
Assistant Town Manager Matt Hankins says although the bridge is not structurally deficient under VDOT's standards, it has enough problems that it needs to be replaced.
Town leaders say it's a major economic upgrade that will help more visitors come to Rocky Mount.
"We want people to be able to get around and find their way around Rocky Mount when they visit." Assistant Town Manager, Matt Hank sins says. "We've got plenty of things going on, that we want people to come here and visit. So this is a really nice upgrade for us."
The Pigg River Dam was also removed weeks ago to prevent anyone from being harmed.
It's major improvements that are hoping to make the town even stronger.