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$20M Pedestrian Bridge Closed To Public During Super Bowl Festivities

A view of the pedestrian bridge that connects Mercedes-Benz Stadium to the Vine City MARTA station.
A view of the pedestrian bridge that connects Mercedes-Benz Stadium to the Vine City MARTA station.
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A more than $20 million pedestrian bridge that connects Mercedes-Benz Stadium to the Vine City MARTA station will be closed to the public for the Super Bowl and related events this week.

“The bridge is considered inside the stadium security perimeter,” said Alison Blue, spokeswoman with AMB Group LLC, the parent company of the Atlanta Falcons. “It will be used by only credentialed staff/media after they’ve gone through a security checkpoint.”

The decision may raise eyebrows, considering the high cost of the bridge and the fact pedestrians can’t use it for one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

Read the full story at the Atlanta Business Chronicle >>