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What are they building on Arnold Mill Road near the Military Depot?

From March 2017, here’s a similar view of Arnold Mill Road, which is also Ga. 140, just east of the bridge over Little River. This photo was taken before construction began on the replacement bridge. (Brian O’Shea / bposhea@ajc.com)

Georgia DOT crews are building a replacement bridge on Arnold Mill Road at the Fulton-Cherokee County line. Arnold Mill Road / Ga. 140 will be moved just to the north to connect to the new bridge high above Little River.

The bridge is just east of the intersection of Arnold Mill Road at Hickory Flat Highway in Cherokee County. It is just west of the Military Depot, a landmark and store located in the old Chadwick’s Store building.

The bridge above Little River also marks the city limits dividing Roswell and Milton in north Fulton County on the east end of the bridge and unincorporated east Cherokee County on the west end of the bridge.

The bridge is scheduled to be completed in November 2018, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Posts at both ends of the current bridge are dated 1952.

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The new bridge over the Little River on Ga. 140 / Arnold Mill Road will be higher off the ground, with less of a downhill grade than the current bridge. It's also wider, with room for 10-foot shoulders on either side of the two traffic lanes. (Brian O'Shea / bposhea@ajc.com)

The new bridge will be wider and higher above the ground than the current bridge. The road will remain two lanes, according to Georgia transportation officials. The bridge will be wide enough to include a 10-foot shoulder. 

The bridge is expected to be completed around Nov. 30.

The new bridge will not have sidewalks, but the wider shoulder (10 feet) will be friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists. The current bridge has essentially a cement ledge between the guard rail and the passing traffic lane. (Brian O'Shea / bposhea@ajc.com)

RELATED: What’s up with the castle guarded by dwarves or garden gnomes on Arnold Mill Road?

MAP: Arnold Mill Road at the Milton / Cherokee County line

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