In August 2021, Cheshire Bridge was compromised after a fire.
During this time, thanks to all the neighbors who helped support the many businesses that are OPEN on both sides of the bridge (including in the Manchester district), including PHCA loyal supporters Nakato Japanese Restaurant, Taqueria del Sol, Atlanta School of Photography, The Buttery ATL, Daily Chew, Costumes Etc, Club Diogi Dog Daycare, Johnny's Pizza, and more.
Cheshire Bridge IS NOW OPEN! One lane in each direction, plus one sidewalk.
The "soft reopening" occurred on Monday, October 31, 2022 – what a treat for Halloween for all the businesses and residents who have endured this ordeal for so long!
Special guests spoke at the short ceremony, including Mayor Dickens, Councilmember Wan, and Atlanta DOT Commissioner Marsha Anderson Bomar. The full completion is currently anticipated for February 2023.
Please be patient with fellow drivers as everyone adjusts to the new traffic flow during the remainder of construction.
Of course, tons of news stations were there; check out the coverage below.
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Update from October 2022
One lane in each direction will open to traffic after a soft opening ceremony with the City of Atlanta on Monday, October 31, at noon.
Once the entire bridge is completed (by the end of this year), a bigger ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in early 2023!
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – September 23, 2022
Update from Councilmember Wan's email newsletter on 9/14/22: The rebuild of Cheshire Bridge will include bike lanes! The contractor is on track to have one lane open in each direction by the October 31 milestone. The remaining two lanes will follow quickly as the foundations/piers will already be in place. And additional funding is included in the infrastructure bond approved by voters earlier this year to repave the entire stretch of Cheshire Bridge Road. Timing TBD on this part.
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – September 9, 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – August 11, 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - June 10, 2022 (From Councilmember Wan's email newsletter:
Cheshire Bridge construction is now underway with a projected completion date of Halloween 2022. The city has contracted with C.W. Matthews for the design-build work, and the contract includes financial incentives to the contractor for early completion. They will prioritize getting the travel lanes open first as soon as they are ready, and they will continue the other project work afterward to get traffic relief as quickly as possible.
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – July 8, 2022
Drone Video Footage of Cheshire Bridge - July 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - May 5, 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - February 16, 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - January 27, 2022
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - December 2, 2021
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - November 4, 2021
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - October 6, 2021
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - September 22, 2021
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - September 8, 2021
ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - August 30, 2021