The new Edgewood Avenue Bridge. (Photo courtesy Atlanta BeltLine)

The Edgewood Avenue Bridge over the Atlanta BeltLine corridor will reopen to vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic on April 1. The span has been closed for a year for demolition and reconstruction. A dedication for the new bridge will be held this summer when ramp and stair connections to the  BeltLine are completed. Contractors will also continue work on fencing along sidewalks causing temporary closures for pedestrians.

With the addition of ramp and stair connections, Edgewood Avenue will become a new access point to the BeltLine Eastside Trail when the new extension is complete down to Decatur Avenue.

The old bridge was more than 100 years old and was one of the lowest structurally rated bridges in use in the city.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.