Conditional OK for $12.9M Falcons stadium bridge contract

A contract worth nearly $12.9 million to design and build a pedestrian bridge over Northside Drive, connecting the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium to the Vine City MARTA station, will come before the Atlanta City Council next week on the condition that the funding source for the project is identified.

The Council’s Utilities Committee gave conditional approval July 12 to a resolution authorizing the mayor’s office to execute a contract with Sunbelt Structures (doing business as Georgia Bridge and Concrete) and SD&C Inc. to design and build the bridge. The full Council is to take up the resolution Monday, July 18.

The bridge will be 110 feet long and about 15 feet wide. At the east, stadium end, a ramp will spiral up from a ground-level parking lot to a span crossing over Northside. On the west, MARTA end between Rhodes and Carter streets, another ramp will spiral down to the transit station.

The stadium, the future home of Falcons football and Atlanta United soccer, is to open in 2017.