07 Apr Groundbreaking Occurs at Rogers Bridge Park
The Cities of Duluth and Johns Creek, Georgia took a big step towards connectivity with the groundbreaking of the Rogers Bridge Park. The restored bridge will be reimagined as a pedestrian pathway that will allow for the free flow of cyclists and pedestrians from pedestrians to and from north Fulton County, south Forsyth County, and western Gwinnett County. This project is within the 40-mile Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, which begins at Buford Dam and is the site of one of three remaining steel truss bridges that cross the Chattahoochee River. This simple link across the Chattahoochee River will have a positive impact on the surrounding communities and citizens of the area by fostering community identity and cultural awareness.
DPE (now an affiliate of Thomas & Hutton) led the team for the overhaul of the bridge and also provided land surveying, transportation engineering, hydrology & hydraulics, utility coordination, and water main design services. Our team was heavily involved in coordination with the Georgia Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Historic Preservation Division, and National Park Service, as well as leading an extensive public and stakeholder input process.
We were fortunate to attend the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, March 29th. Click here for a video of the ceremony (courtesy of Gwinnett County) featuring Nancy Harris, Mayor, City of Duluth; Mike Bodker, Mayor, City of Johns Creek; Nicole Hendrickson, Chairwoman, Gwinnett Board of Commissioners; Kirkland Camden, District 1 Commissioner, Gwinnett Board of Commissioners; Liz Hausmann, Fulton County Commissioner; and Andrew Lindsay, President, Astra Group.