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Edgewood Avenue Bridge
Edgewood Avenue Bridge Replacement Project
Starting in early 2013, the Atlanta BeltLine will work in conjunction with the City of Atlanta to replace the Edgewood Avenue bridge where it crosses over the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Once the bridge is complete, construction will proceed to continue the Eastside Trail from its current terminus at Lake Avenue / Irwin Street south to DeKalb Avenue. During bridge construction, the hiking trail underneath Edgewood Avenue will also be closed and off-limits to the public in order to maintain a safe construction site.
Based on age and required repairs, it is more cost effective to replace the Edgewood Avenue bridge rather than repair it. The new bridge will improve pedestrian conditions and create pedestrian connections to the Atlanta BeltLine.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. selected C.W. Matthews as the prime contractor and URS as the designer for the project. Through the fall of 2012, the CWM / URS team worked on design and utility coordination. This project is funded by Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds, with a total project cost of $4.5 million. Construction began in April 2013 and should be completed by April 2014. The work zone will extend from Cornelia Street to Krog Street along Edgewood Avenue. View the Edgewood Avenue bridge construction photo album.
The detour routes were devised in consultation with the community through a series of meetings with neighborhood residents and local businesses. Local business are open and accessible during construction.
Update from the Department of Public Works:
Starting June 17, 2013 and continuing through August 3, 2013 (weather permitting), the Department of Public Works has amended the detour route to accommodate utility work AT&T. In an effort to minimize disruption to the community, this work has been scheduled to occur simultaneously with the current construction activity for the Edgewood Avenue Bridge. Our goal is to maintain the existing detour route as much as possible in order to have this work completed before the Atlanta Public Schools reopen in August. Once AT&T has completed their work the original detour route will resume. Please see the temporary detour route below and read the City of Atlanta’s press release for more details.
Below is a plan depicting the potential ramp and stairs connecting Edgewood Avenue to the Eastside Trail:
For more information, please contact:
- Beth McMillan, Director of Community Engagement at 404-477-3550 or email@example.com
- Lynnette Reid, Atlanta Beltline Community Engagement at 404-477-3551 or firstname.lastname@example.org