I-85 bridge company donates $10,000 in bonuses to charity

An innovative way of replacing aging bridges is used for the first time in Georgia.

ATHENS, Ga -- Thousands of Atlanta commuters who travel I-85 aren't the only ones who were happy when the newly rebuilt bridge was finished ahead of schedule. 

C.W. Matthews, the contractor that took on the highly publicized project, donated $10,000 in bonuses to the building and development of Camp Hooray, a first-of-its-kind summer camp built specifically for children with special needs.

The camp was founded by Athens-based Extra Special People.

The funds are part of C.W. Matthews' financial incentives received from the Georgia DOT for completing the I-85 bridge that collapsed on March 30 in Atlanta.

The summer camp will serve kids of all abilities with no limitations and offer a chance for them to access everything from zip lines to skyline walks to campfires. 

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