Security cameras on the way to Biloxi Bay Bridge

Security cameras on the way to Biloxi Bay Bridge

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Security cameras could be in operation on the Biloxi Bay Bridge within 30 days.

Four months after a huge donation came in to install security cameras on the Biloxi Bay Bridge, plans are moving forward to get the system up and running.

Two companies are bidding to install security cameras on the Ocean Springs side of the bridge. One of those companies met with the city's electrician and a public works employee to determine where the power pole would go.

Due to jurisdiction issues, the plan is to install the pole between the mural and the bridge on the Ocean Springs side. The pole would be about six feet higher than the railing, with two cameras mounted on it: one facing east and the other facing west. The $10,000 camera system would show the parking lot, vehicles getting on and off the span, and people who use the popular walkway.

"I don't know exactly how it's going to work," said Captain William Jackson with the Ocean Springs Police Department. "I just know it's going to be the place up here between the bridge and the mural. We're trying. Hopefully it's going to be wireless to where it can be monitored from different locations here in the city."

Biloxi Police Chief John MIller says his department is also seeking grants to install security cameras and lighting on the Biloxi side of the bridge.

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