August 20, 2018

Georgia DOT Begins Work on Old Chattahoochee Bridge

DOT workers began maintenance work on the old Chattahoochee Bridge on October 5 and hope to be completed with work next summer

DOT workers began maintenance work on the old Chattahoochee Bridge on October 5 and hope to have repairs completed in June of 2016

(Franklin) — The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun repair work on the old Chattahoochee Bridge over the past couple of weeks and work is expected to be completed by next summer, says GA DOT communications officer Kimberly Larson.

“The work will consist of painting the steel superstructure, deck rehabilitation, repairs to bridge beams, cantilevered bearings, anchor bolts, joint replacement, spall repairs, inspection of bridge footers and debris removal,” said Larsen Friday.

The iconic local bridge was originally built in 1941 and did undergo some reconstruction work in 1984. The Franklin Parkway bridge accommodates an average daily traffic count of over 7000 vehicles.

Some of the work will require single lane closures so that the contractor can safely inspect sections of the bridge and complete work as necessary. The DOT expects the work to be completed around June 30, 2016.

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