City unveils dramatic design concept for pedestrian bridge
Peachtree Corners – More than 120 residents were on hand Monday night to get a look at the city’s plans for its iconic pedestrian bridge that will traverse Peachtree Parkway and tie in with the new Town Center.
The bridge will provide not only a safe path over one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, but its dramatic design will make it the city’s premier landmark.
“We asked our engineers to design a bridge that was “Innovative and Remarkable,” which is the city’s tag line, and I thin they captured it completely,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “I am also very pleased that this design has been so well received in the community.”
The bridge will span Peachtree Parkway from The Forum to the city’s new Town Center which is expected to break ground this spring. The bridge will wind its way across the busy road meandering over a creek and botanical garden and ending at the Town Center. More than just a safe means to cross from The Forum to the Town Center, the bridge will be a place within itself.
The design includes a winding path, park benches, landscaping and other features for residents to enjoy. During the presentation hosted by the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA), attendees were treated to a special 3-D fly through presentation which simulates the path of the new bridge.
More view of the bridge may be found on the city’s website, www.peachtreecornersga.gov