A ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Dunwoody’s new pedestrian bridge over the north fork of Nancy Creek was held April 10. The 145-foot bridge connects Dunwoody’s Georgetown Community with Perimeter Center as part of the Dunwoody Trailway, according to a press release.
“It takes both a strong residential community and a strong business community to make a good city, and this bridge serves as one more connection,” said Dunwoody Parks Director Brent Walker.
The bridge crosses the north fork of Nancy Creek near Old Georgetown Trail. It is a key element of the Trailway, which will eventually connect to Ashford Dunwoody Road and Perimeter Mall. An added benefit is that residents can ride their bikes from Brook Run Park to Perimeter Mall using the new bridge, explained Dunwoody City Manager Eric Linton.
The total cost of the bridge, boardwalk ramps and walking trail on the Georgetown side of the bridge was $428,572. PCIDs contributed $200,000 of that for the project.
Dunwoody’s Mayor Denis Shortal thanked the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts and developers of Townsend at Perimeter Townhomes, which contributed right-of-way and construction costs.
Dunwoody resident Marian Chase rode her bicycle to the ceremony with 19-month daughter Ellie in a bike stroller behind her. “The opening of this trail helps us make a circular loop on our rides,” she said. “I’m amazed at how Dunwoody is growing and flourishing, and I’m so happy about the many new developments and ideas.”
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