Metro Public Works Department officials late Tuesday morning were preparing to remove a Confederate flag suspended from the middle of the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.
"That’s not the first time someone’s hung something on the bridge where we’ve had to go take it down,” said Veronica Frazier, Public Works spokeswoman.
“And it’s not the first confederate flag,” Frazier added.
Downtown workers Tuesday morning took notice of the Confederate flag, which had been suspended from the middle of the pedestrian bridge by yellow "Caution" tape. Multiple observers alerted The City Paper to the flag via email.
It appears the person who hung the flag crossed the railing of the bridge to tie the tape and the flag to the bridge’s support beams.
Earlier Tuesday morning, Metro Police spokeswoman Rachel Vance said the department had not received any calls about the flag.