X

Johns Creek advances Chattahoochee bridge project to Duluth

Rogers Bridge, a pedestrian span, will be a replica of a Chattahoochee River bridge dating to about 1900 and connecting Johns Creek and Duluth. The Johns Creek City Council has approved agreements with Duluth and Fulton and Gwinnett counties for the bridge construction. CITY OF JOHNS CREEK
Rogers Bridge, a pedestrian span, will be a replica of a Chattahoochee River bridge dating to about 1900 and connecting Johns Creek and Duluth. The Johns Creek City Council has approved agreements with Duluth and Fulton and Gwinnett counties for the bridge construction. CITY OF JOHNS CREEK

The Johns Bridge City Council has approved agreements with other city and county governments for the construction phase of a pedestrian bridge across the Chattahoochee River.

The agreements with the city of Duluth and Fulton and Gwinnett counties concern the Rogers Bridge project. A steel truss bridge dating to about 1900 will be removed and replaced with a pedestrian replica.

One agreement involving all four governments states Duluth will accept grant funding from the Atlanta Regional Commission and Georgia Department of Transportation for 80 percent of estimated construction costs. Each of the four project partners will contribute $350,000 for a local match of $1.4 million for $4.47 million in federal funding

A right of entry agreement between John Creek and Duluth establishes a construction staging area in Cauley Creek Park, Johns Creek. Another agreement between the two cities outlines future bridge ownership and maintenance at a cost of about $3,000 a year; Duluth will be the span’s owner and Johns Creek, an authorized user in perpetuity.