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Pre-Construction Meeting for the Edgewood Avenue Bridge Replacement

In the coming months, the Atlanta BeltLine will be working 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.

Property owners, tenants, and residents are invited to attend a pre-construction meeting regarding the Edgewood Bridge Replacement Project and the plan of action for the road work detour. Construction is scheduled to start in fall 2012.

  • When: Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 25 Boulevard Avenue NE, 30312 (parking is available on Edgewood Avenue)
Edgewood Bridge replacement over the Eastside Trail

Westerly view of the Edgewood Avenue bridge as it passes over the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

For more information, please contact:

  • Beth McMillan, Director of Community Engagement at 404-588-5463 or
  • Lynnette Reid, Atlanta Beltline Community Engagement at 404-614-8284 or

View the Edgewood Bridge replacement meeting event on our calendar.

Join the Discussion

  1. Gerlinda Grimes says:

    Can’t wait till the Eastside Trail continues on to Dekalb and beyond! But — why do you need to replace the Edgewood Bridge? Does it need to be higher to accommodate future transit or something?

    Reply | August 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    • Jenny Pittam says:

      Hi Gerlinda,
      The Edgewood Avenue bridge is in need of structural repairs that necessitate replacement. The City of Atlanta asked for the Atlanta BeltLine’s assistance, so we are working together on this project.
      Glad you like the easy interaction with the new website, too!

      Reply | August 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm
      • Brian Bird says:

        Hello Jenny Pittam
        Not sure if I am doing this right on this chat page and I am for sure not in the right section/topic to ask this question and on top of that -this is a really ignorant question….but anyways…..
        Can you tell me if the Eastside Trail is open to walk near the Historic 4th Ward Park?
        I will be down there for dinner (Fritti Fritti) and wanted to check out Park and trail

        Reply | August 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm
        • Jenny Pittam says:

          Hi Brian,
          The Eastside Trail is still an active construction site so it is not open for use quite yet, however, from Fritti, I encourage you to walk down Elizabeth Street to where it dead ends into the trail. You can see the spur trail and the Eastside Trail as it runs along N. Highland and under Freedom Parkway.

          Reply | August 8, 2012 at 10:29 am
          • Brian Bird says:

            Thanks so much
            I will check it out
            Is there an email blast i could get on with updates on Trail?
            My email is

            | August 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm
          • Jenny Pittam says:

            Hi Brian,
            Yes, you can sign up for our enewletter at the top of any page of our website. Just click the blue envelope symbol and the sign-up form will drop down.

            | August 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm
  2. Gerlinda Grimes says:

    BTW — I am loving the way the new website plays so nicely with Facebook & Twitter! I hate having to sign in to multiple sites just to comment.

    Reply | August 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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