GDOT, the State Historic Preservation Officer and Duluth have approved interpretive panels for the Rogers Bridge Replacement Project. (City of Duluth)

Duluth approves design, wording for Rogers Bridge interpretive panels

Part of the mitigation requirements for the Rogers Bridge Project include the development and construction of interpretive panels describing the bridge’s importance as an historic resource and how the replacement bridge was developed. The new bridge will provide bicycle and pedestrian access across the Chattahoochee River to the parks and trails in both Duluth and Johns Creek.

Duluth officials submitted the panel layouts to the Georgia Department of Transportation for review. GDOT’s comments were addressed and then the panel layouts were submitted to the State Historic Preservation Officer for review and comments. After a few more minor revisions, SHPO approved the panels and their suggested location. No further changes are permitted without SHPO’s consent.

The next step is to send the layouts to the manufacturer for development and storage until bridge construction is complete. The panels are considered mitigation costs and are covered by preconstruction dollars.

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