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Historic Structure Takes on New Life with Restoration of Rogers Bridge

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The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved an intergovernmental agreement with Fulton County and the cities of Duluth and Johns Creek to restore the historic Rogers Bridge.

The steel bridge, built around 1900, was closed to traffic in the 1970s due to safety concerns. Once restored, the Chattahoochee crossing will serve as a hub connecting walking and biking trails in multiple jurisdictions. In Gwinnett alone, the bridge will provide additional connectivity to the Western Gwinnett Bikeway along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and the greenways along Suwanee Creek and Ivy Creek.

District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks said, “I love it when counties and cities work together to provide a public benefit.”

Each of the agencies – Gwinnett, Fulton, Duluth and Johns Creek – will contribute $25,000 toward the cost of the design. The remaining funding will come from the Atlanta Regional Commission. The city of Duluth will manage the project.

The County’s portion of funding comes from the 2009 SPLOST. The jurisdictions are pursuing additional grant opportunities for future construction costs.

Additional information about this and other SPLOST projects can be found on the County’s website at www.gwinnettcounty.com.