Atlanta Bridge Collapses While Under Construction
Seven construction workers remained hospitalized nearly two weeks after a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge being constructed at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens collapsed on Dec. 19. Crews were pouring 125 cu yd of concrete for the 600-ft-long, 40-ft-tall pedestrian bridge when a 400-ft deck section came down, killing one and injuring 18. Approximately 100 linear ft of concrete had been poured when the incident occurred, according to general contractor Hardin Construction Co., Atlanta. The federal Occupation Safety and Health Administration is investigating. The structure was being supported by temporary shoring. The bridge was designed by Jova/Daniels/ Busby, Atlanta. Halvorson and Partners of Atlanta is the engineer of record.