Fifth Street Bridge Overpass - Atlanta, GA

Pond was retained by Georgia Institute of Technology in conjunction with Georgia Department of Transportation to create a pedestrian access connecting the Georgia Tech campus with Midtown Atlanta. The existing bridge was replaced to include the original four lanes of vehicular traffic, but tripled in width when the team decided to include a public park in the design. The bridge, which spans fifteen lanes of interstate traffic below, now houses bike lanes, 24-foot-wide sidewalks, seat walls, lighting, and nearly 33,000 sf of planted landscape areas. The landscape material was specified to reduce noise from the traffic below. The Fifth Street Bridge has greatly improved pedestrian access between the Georgia Tech campus and Midtown and created an impromptu park in the city.

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