17th Street bridge work may cause delays

4:33 PM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- A big project over the Downtown Connector will be catching commuters eyes, and may cause some delays along 17th Street.

Georgia DOT contractors will began installing a new railing across the bridge Monday.

You'll remember when decorative railing came crashing down onto the connector in 2011.  No one was hurt, but investigators blamed an epoxy or glue that did not hold the bolts in place. 

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That process is no longer used.  This time the new contractor will be under a microscope.

Jill Goldberg with the DOT says "There's a lot of inspections and things that need to be done like that when you're dealing with a bridge and parts that will be hanging over the interstate, so we're taking our time with this making sure everything is done properly."

DOT tells 11Alive News there will be delays on the 17th Street bridge in the coming days and weeks, but the delays will be short and sporadic.  

The new railing is expected to be in place by the end of the year.

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