Just five days after the new Emory University Hospital bridge opened to pedestrians, the old bridge, which connected Clinics A and B to the hospital, was removed from service and taken down. Clifton Road was closed for just over 48 hours while construction crews cut through the 30-year-old bridge and lowered it down in sections with the help of Phoenix Crane Rental. Construction workers removed 20,000 pounds of glass from the 90,000-pound bridge before lowering the sections into the middle of Clifton Road.
The old bridge, which was erected in 1987, was the main pedestrian thoroughfare between Clinics A and B, the hospital and the parking deck. You can read more about the project, and view photos of our cranes at work here: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2017/03/old_euh_bridge_taken_down/