Posted on City of Atlanta website on August 23, 2012
Original link: http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=743&recordid=1258
On August 23, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) delivered a key infrastructure improvement to the City of Atlanta – opening the new Mitchell Street Bridge connecting the Castleberry Hill community, the Georgia Dome, World Congress Center and federal office buildings complex downtown. According to GDOT, the project was delivered on time and on budget.
The former Mitchell Street Bridge, owned by the City of Atlanta, was built in 1924; Georgia DOT ordered it closed in 2008 due to structural deficiencies. The Department replaced it in an $8.8 million project funded entirely by federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) stimulus funds. The new structure, constructed by Archer Western Contractors, Inc., features three lanes (one-way eastbound as is Mitchell St. in this area). It has a parking lane on the south side; sidewalks and a bike lane on the north side.
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