The Johns Creek City Council has agreed to accept $160,000 in additional funding and to match it with $10,000 in city funds for the engineering phase of the proposed restoration of Rogers Bridge over the Chattahoochee River.
The bridge dates to 1900, was closed to vehicular traffic decades ago, and currently carries only a 30-inch emergency connection between the Fulton and Gwinnett county water systems, according to a staff agenda report to the council.
Plans call for the bridge to be rebuilt for pedestrians and bicyclists, linking the future Cauley Creek Park in Johns Creek to Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth, staff said. Johns Creek, Fulton and Gwinnett counties and the city of Duluth have an intergovernmental agreement for the project’s current, engineering phase.
Johns Creek approved amending the agreement to accept $160,000 in additional funds recently awarded by the Atlanta Regional Commission to meet environmental permitting requirements. The city and its three partners will each chip in $10,000 to cover the required $40,000 local match.