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Rogers Bridge project
March 12, 2014 | 07:01 PM

THANK YOU Councilwoman Stewart and the rest of the council for resurrecting the Rogers Bridge pedestrian/cycling access project - if now only in conversation.

This historic bridge is a treasure to both Johns Creek/North Fulton and Duluth/Gwinnett. It's rarity to still be fully in tact and structurally sound is so worth the effort to preserve it.

And a finished bridge will serve as a metaphor in and of itself to show The Creek's eastern shoreline neighbor that we're a community that dwells in the spirit of cooperation.

Johns Creek's chasm of on-street bike lanes and east-west safe cycling routes between bike-friendly Roswell and a motherlode of bike lanes in Gwinnett may soon become a distant memory with Rogers Bridge proving to be a destination and focal point for Chattahoochee River passage and ecotourism with Shakerag's still-bucolic profile.

Marietta has a Big Chicken.

Alpharetta an amphitheater.

Roswell has Azalea Drive.

Johns Creek NEEDS this bridge.

I can just see a new city logo emerging with an illustration of the bridge as its focal point.

Look to Rome, Georgia and its Robert Redden Footbridge (with its bulb and wire American flag hung broadside) and the Bob Moore Memorial Bridge there to see just how magnificent these old iron trusses can become when so dutifully restored.

Looking forward to bragging to all my cycling buds that Johns Creek's getting a first class riding route that will rival any in north metro Atlanta!

God bless!

Charlie "Poncho" Wison
Johns Creek
Coldwell Banker
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