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Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden and Chief Engineer Gerald Ross are joined by a representative from the WJE engineering firm at the January 20, 2011 press conference.
On Friday, January 20, 2012, Georgia DOT released an investigation report about the failure of the fence canopy on the 17th Street Bridge above the Downtown Connector in Atlanta. On the night of August 13, 2011, a portion of the fence canopy on the south side of the bridge failed and fell onto the northbound lanes of I-75/85.
The highly regarded national forensic engineering firm, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., (WJE) of Northbook, IL conducted a study on behalf of Georgia DOT. Their findings are listed in the report below.
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