ATLANTA - The final preparations are wrapping up before a major Atlanta road is demolished for reconstruction.
A section of Cheshire Bridge Road was severely damaged in an overnight fire in August and has been closed ever since. The fire originated from a malfunctioned gas line.
Atlanta’s top-ranking transportation official told members of the city council the bridge over the south fork of Peachtree Creek along Cheshire Bridge Road could be closed for at least a year.
"Imagine asking someone to cut your paycheck in half and it may be a year or year-and-a-half before you get the full amount again," restaurant owner Sachiyo Nakato Takahara said.
The bridge is approximately 90 years old. The Atlanta Department of Transportation stripped the bridge of utilities. It plans to keep crews working 24/7 until the bridge project is complete and safely drivable.