Bridges are more common than Peachtree streets in Atlanta, with innumerable roads crisscrossing the metro (and each other), and for the most part, they’re purely utilitarian constructs, meant to convey motorists over an obstacle.
But now, a prominent bridge seen by hundreds of thousands of people daily has something a little more interesting to offer.
According to Midtown Alliance, construction on the “Gateway” is now substantially complete, with just some minor painting and cleanup remaining.
Formerly a humdrum, forgettable bridge, bordered by chainlink and less-than-inviting for pedestrians, the structure now boasts planted, barrier-separated sidewalks. Towering white arches, 30 feet above the bridge, signal the transition between Midtown and Buckhead—and the entry into the heart of the city on the interstate.
In case there’s any doubt what road the bridge carries, giant letters spell out “PEACHTREE” and glow at night.
While motorists who travel the route daily may still find construction obstructing their journey, Midtown Alliance indicates the ongoing work is being conducted by GDOT as part of the restriping of Peachtree Road in Buckhead.
The spruced-up bridge is part of a larger initiative across the city to improve the appearance of infrastructure people see every day. Expect more bridges to be beautified—and more pedestrian-friendly—in the near future.
- Under Construction: Peachtree Street, North Bridge Enhancements [Midtown Alliance]
- After long delay, work moves forward on Midtown Atlanta gateway bridge [Curbed Atlanta]