Final work is under way on the new Little River bridge on Arnold Mill Road / Georgia 140. The bridge is located on the Fulton-Cherokee County line. (Brian O'Shea, bposhea@ajc.com)

North Fulton bridge on Arnold Mill Road nearing completion

The bridge over Little River at the Cherokee County line replaced an older bridge that was opened in 1952

Update Feb. 21: The bridge project reached another milestone. On Thursday, Feb. 21, workers picked up the final construction barrels and removed the electronic signs from either end of the Arnold Mill Road bridge over Little River.

Update Feb. 4: Construction of the new bridge on Arnold Mill Road at the Fulton-Cherokee county line has been finished, although some construction barrels remain.

New lane placements were opened during Super Bowl weekend, and permanent lane stripes were in place as of late Monday, Feb. 4. Some additional work remained for grading the shoulders along the road leading to the bridge, and electronic construction signs were still in place warning motorists to expect delays.

Paving work has finished on Arnold Mill Road on both ends of the Little River Bridge near the Military Depot. This photo shows the bridge from the Fulton County side. (Brian O'Shea / bposhea@ajc.com)

Original story:

Construction of the new bridge on Arnold Mill Road at the Fulton-Cherokee county line is expected to be finished by next week.

The bridge opened to traffic in September, while final work on the lanes leading to the bridge continued. Earlier this week, paving began on a section of the roadway on the Cherokee County side, one of the final pieces of the project that began in 2017.

Tori Brown, spokeswoman for Georgia Department of Transportation, said the final work will be completed before Jan. 31. The project was initially scheduled for completion in November.

Paving is under way on the roadway approaching the bridge. The new section is to the right of the temporary concrete barrier in this photo, taken from the Cherokee County side of the bridge. (Brian O'Shea, bposhea@ajc.com)

In addition to paving, contractors will add guard rails along the new paved section, add spillways and do some final grading along the roadway leading to the bridge.

Arnold Mill Road, which is also Georgia 140, carries traffic between Roswell and Milton on the Fulton County side and Hickory Flat and Woodstock on the Cherokee County side. The bridge over Little River is a replacement. The original bridge, dated 1952, was torn down in late 2018. 

The nearest landmarks are the Military Depot, located in a historic community store building, and the Chadwick Road landfill, both on the Fulton County side of the bridge.

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