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Edgewood Avenue Bridge
Edgewood Avenue Bridge Replacement Project
In April 2013, the Atlanta BeltLine began 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.
The bridge reopened to vehicular, pedestrian and auto traffic on April 1. Read more here! A dedication for the new bridge will be held this summer when ramp and stair connections to the Atlanta BeltLine are completed. Contractors will also continue work on fencing along sidewalks causing temporary closures for pedestrians.
The new bridge along Edgewood Avenue will improve pedestrian conditions and create pedestrian connections to the Atlanta BeltLine. Based on age and required repairs, it was more cost effective to replace the Edgewood Avenue bridge rather than repair it.
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 extends from Cornelia Street to Krog Street along Edgewood Avenue.
A ramp and stairs are presently under construction, creating a vertical connection to the trail below.
For more information, please contact:
- Beth McMillan, Director of Community Engagement at 404-477-3550 or email@example.com
- Lynnette Reid, Senior Community Planner at 404-477-3551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
View the video of the Edgewood Avenue bridge deconstruction: