ATLANTA -- The saying goes that a picture is worth 1000 words, and new pictures over the I-85 collapse speak loudly.
11Alive's drone flew over the construction site on Wednesday, where crews were putting horizontal beams in place. It's a vast improvement from just one week ago, when only the concrete support beams were in place.
You can see progress of construction in the photos below.
Photos: Beams being put in place over I-85 collapse on April 19
The portion of the bridge under construction just south of Georgia 400 and Piedmont Road collapsed after a massive fire on March 30.
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Repair work for the bridge continues to move along, and officials have set June 15 as a projected opening date for the roadway. However, Georgia Department of Transportation officials hope incentives can drive the project to completion even sooner. Construction isn't done influencing traffic patterns, though.
Next week, Piedmont Road near the Interstate will be closed from 9 a.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday so crews can set more beams for the project. GDOT said the Piedmont closure is another sign that things are progressing, as it represents what they call "a crucial milestone." Of course, 11Alive's TrafficTrackers will be there to help.
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The I-85 collapse was just one of many recent traffic troubles that have left metro Atlanta drivers reaching for Advil.
On Monday alone, several lanes of the Downtown Connector were closed after an accident involving a tractor-trailer left gallons of chemicals on the highway. Then, a portion of Interstate 20 buckled as crews worked to fill an abandoned pipe. A fire under a bridge forced the closure of a section of Buford Highway in Brookhaven.
People on social media have been wondering what's next. For now, though, we can take comfort in the fact that this bridge repair is moving right along.
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