Please see the proposed design concepts below. Concept is based on prior public input and is designed to preserve the history of the trestle, increase connectivity and accessibility through non-motorized transportation, and is sensitive to stewardship and budgetary needs.
Athens-Clarke County will be hosting open houses to inform the public about the final concept for the Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek. A remnant of a wooden railroad trestle currently exists in Dudley Park; this trestle is commonly referred to as the Trestle or the Murmur Trestle. The project team conducted a technical analysis of the Trestle to understand its viability as part of the Firefly Trail system and engaged with the community to receive design feedback through a robust, outreach process that included March Listening Sessions, May Public Meetings, and local community events. A preferred concept was identified for the Firefly Bridge and was refined for preliminary plans that are being adopted by the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Board of Commissioners in November 2019.