An architectural drawing shows what the planned bridge over Fayette County’s Veterans Parkway near Pinewood Atlanta Studios might look like. Courtesy Fayette County

Bridge to replace tunnel at Fayette County’s Pinewood

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has approved plans to build a pedestrian bridge instead of a tunnel next to the Pinewood Atlanta movie studio complex. The commissioners voted 4-0-1 (with Randy Ognio absent) recently to support a request by the City of Fayetteville to amend a 2013 annexation agreement in which the county will pay up to $754,934 toward construction of a bridge over Veterans Parkway, rather than the previously suggested tunnel.

Pinewood Atlanta would contribute $60,000 to the project. The bridge would connect the studio with the Pinewood Forrest mixed-use development planned for the opposite side of the parkway.

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