Cobb County hopes this new system will eliminate the number of close calls reported at the bridge spanning Nickajack Creek just south of the East-West Connector.
There have been 18 near-hits recorded at the bridge since late 2017. The latest occurred April 9 when a U-Haul van slammed into a metal beam protecting the bridge.
“Despite multiple warning signs, including a flashing light that activates when a vehicle over seven feet tall drives down Concord Road, this has been an ongoing issue,” the county previously said. “Even though repair costs for DOT are minimal, traffic disruptions frustrate neighbors.”
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