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Bridge to Braves stadium focus of Tuesday vote
Bridge to Braves stadium focus of Tuesday vote

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb officials are expected to vote Tuesday whether to begin negotiations with AECOM Technical Service to design a proposed bridge that would connect the new Atlanta Braves stadium with Cobb Galleria.

The county transportation department estimates the bridge's cost between $6 million to $9 million. It is still unclear how the project would be funded.

County Chairman Tim Lee hinted at a Monday town hall meeting that money to pay for the bridge could come from taxes. Some residents at the meeting questioned the need for the bridge and said they don't want taxes to pay for the project.

Lee declined to say at the meeting which bridge design he prefers.

At a town hall meeting in January, Lee said the bridge might be two levels, with one for pedestrians and one for a shuttle service. Lee has also said the bridge might only accommodate pedestrians.

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