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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lynnette Reid, Atlanta Beltline Community Engagement at 404-477-3551 or email@example.com