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Atlanta bridge reopened after damaged by fire

ATLANTA — Part of a bridge in downtown Atlanta has been reopened after a fire damaged the structure and sent chunks of concrete raining down to the street below.

The bridge was reopened shortly after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, just in time for the afternoon rush hour.

The decision comes after authorities initially said the bridge would be closed indefinitely pending full inspection.

The blaze broke out Tuesday in a homeless camp near the Martin Luther King Jr. bridge. The fire was so hot that it heated up the concrete and caused large pieces to fall.

The fire was so hot that it heated up the concrete and caused large pieces to fall.