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Eastside trail extension officially opens, city pledges additional $60 million in Beltline funding

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Eastside trail extension officially opens, city pledges additional $60 million in Beltline funding

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Photo by Mariann Martin

By Mariann Martin, contributor 

Atlanta’s 22-mile loop is one mile closer to being finished with the official opening of the Eastside trail extension Friday morning.

Members of the Atlanta Beltline Inc. the Atlanta Beltline Partnership and numerous government officials joined community leaders to cut a blue ribbon at the southern end of the trail at Kirkwood Avenue.

“This is one small mile, one big step in connecting two previously disconnected railroads,” said Brian McGowan, CEO of ABI, as he welcomed people to the event.

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