Mitchell Street bridge to re-open Thursday

22 Aug
Mitchell Street bridge: South side, looking west

The woman in the photo insisted on being “your helper for the day.” She immediately resigned from the position upon discovering that I had no money.

Mitchell Street bridge bike laneMitchell Street bridge: facing west, north side

The Mitchell Street bridge in Castleberry Hill will officially re-open Thursday morning after a two-year reconstruction by the Georgia DOT. The bridge was closed in 2008 after transportation officials found it inadequate for the type and volume of traffic it was carrying, and construction began in 2010.

More than $8 million in federal stimulus funds were used to reconstruct the 88-year-old bridge, which now has bike lanes on both sides and parking along the south side.

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One Response to “Mitchell Street bridge to re-open Thursday”

  1. Darin 08/23/2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Cool — it will certainly be a more pleasant walk from downtown to Boxcar Grocer for me with this bridge open. And I like the bike lanes and wide sidewalks. Now if they could put connecting bike lanes on Spring street (and elsewhere), we’d really have something super awesome.

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