View of Eastern Approach
Photo taken by James F. Gentner in February 2008
BH Photo #139658
This was an exceedingly rare surviving example of a bridge using Kahn type reinforcing, a "trussed" reinforcement that was a very unusual type of reinforcing. A historical article is attached about this bridge. Further information about Kahn can be found here. https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=i...
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She's coming down! CIM and Stevens & Wilkinson have been working on renderings. Waiting to see the final, but based on the infrastructure and fact that it doesn't match up with the Mitchell Street Bridge for future rail line improvements it needed to be rebuilt.
(Photo by Chris Hrubesh)
More recent information suggests that the Nelson Street bridge will be replaced for $5 million.
To be replaced, but that's 2 years gone down:
Background: I tried hard to find out when this closed to vehicular traffic, but cannot nail down the actual year. I drove across this many times in 1998-1999 (the first two years I lived inside the city of Atlanta). I can find evidence that it was closed by 2003 and derelict with weeds growing out of it by mid-2004.
Its status is still unclear as of this writing, as it is sometimes closed even to pedestrian traffic, and then quietly reopened again.
The listed location is incorrect; it is actually a little further south, just south of Mitchell/MLK on Nelson where it crosses the tracks. Also, it is open to pedestrian traffic.