DOT: 17th Street bridge work to be done by month's end
Contractors completing installation of a new fencing railing across the Midtown bridge following the 2011 incident when the bridge's decorative railing came crashing down on the I-75/85 downtown connector.
The installation of a new fencing railing across the 17th Street bridge should concluded by the end of January a Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson has told Patch.
In August 2011, a portion of the decorative railing on the bridge came crashing down on the I-75/85 downtown connector in an incident that fortunately resulted in no injuries.
The south pedestrian sidewalk on the bridge was immediately closed following the incident.
The resulting investigation determined an epoxy or glue that did not properly hold the bolts in place were to blame. That glue process has not been repeated during the current installation as contractors since late last year have been bolting the bolts through the wall of the bridge.