On Friday, East Cobb motorists will be able to use that portion of Paper Mill Road for the first time since late May following a ribbon-cutting ceremony that starts at 3:30 p.m.
The $2.5 million bridge replacement was funded by receipts from the 2011 Cobb government SPLOST.
The project also included the construction of a six-foot-wide sidewalk on the south side of Paper Mill Road for access to National Park Service trails.
- Heavy lifting for Sope Creek Bridge
- Sope Creek Bridge Closed Until Oct. 25
- Sope Creek Bridge Plans Unveiled
The closure produced a late spring, summer and early fall of detours in the East Cobb area that prompted more traffic issues than usual.
Members of the public who wish to attend the ribbon-cutting should park at Sope Creek Elementary School, 3320 Paper Mill Road, and ride a shuttle bus to and from the bridge site (see attached PDF for map).
Cobb government spokesman Robert Quigley said the bridge will be open to traffic after tents raised for the ceremony are cleared.