Firefly Bridge Over Trail Creek

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. 

We would love to hear your thoughts!

  1. PUBLIC MEETINGS
  2. FAQ
  3. ADDITIONAL INFO

Public Information Open Houses will be hosted on the following dates:

Monday, Sept. 16, 6PM - Planning Department, 120 W. Dougherty Street, Athens

Thursday, Sept. 19, 6PM - Planning Department, 120 W. Dougherty Street, Athens


Couldn't make the meetings?  See the full presentation and preliminary plan design based on feedback from prior public input.  

Firefly Bridge Logo

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 has been identified for the Firefly Bridge and is being refined for preliminary plans that are anticipated to be adopted by the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Board of Commissioners in October 2019. Join us at a public open house to provide your input on and learn more about the design for the Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek!

Public Input Status

For more information, contact park.planning@accgov.com or call us at 706-613-3801.

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