Ralph McGill Reopens! New Pedestrian Bridge Looking Good!

After a month-long road closure of Ralph McGill Boulevard, the road re-opened on the morning of Friday, March 30. In the past month, our contractors installed a brand-new bridge as part of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. This bridge will be for pedestrian use and parallels the original, 100-year-old railroad bridge. The two murals from our 2010 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition that run underneath the bridges  will remain in place.

Ralph McGill bridge on the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail
Concrete pouring in between the Freedom Heights Lofts and Block Lofts.

We want to give a HUGE thank you to our neighbors in the condo and apartment complexes up and down Ralph McGill Boulevard for their patience. We’re working hard to bring an awesome walking, running, biking, skateboarding, rollerblading path to your back yard and appreciate your support as we work on this transformative project. We’ve seen your comments on our facebook page and want to share just a few:

Counting the days until this segment is open. It will turn my daily bike commute from Ormewood Park to Midtown into a daily vacation!

Amazing how quickly this is zipping along!

Congrats! Awesome to see the progress on the BeltLine. Maybe I can get involved somehow?

Can’t wait to ride to Piedmont Park from South Atlanta! Hurry up BeltLine!

Love the play by play updates!

Cant wait til its done. I live right there.

BELTLINE!!! I’m so excited!

Great photos, keep up the hard work guys and gals

I am so looking forward to using this path on my bike commute route to work.

Ralph McGill bridge on the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail
A 14 foot-wide trail should be big enough to share!

For up-to-the-minute info, be sure to visit our facebook page. And if you would like to get involved with the Atlanta BeltLine, be sure to visit us online at volunteer.beltline.org and check out our volunteer opportunities.

Ralph McGill bridge on the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail
The 100-year-old railroad bridge juxtaposed against our new cherry-red bridge.

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