Brookhaven, GA, May 10, 2016 – The Post Reports – The City of Brookhaven awarded a $241,421.31 contract to Whitesburg, GA based Integrated Construction and Nobility, Inc., to replace the bridge along the Murphey Candler Park nature trail, Tuesday.
The scope of work will consist of the removal of the existing bridge that was damaged by a fallen tree last year, and the installation of a pre-fabricated steel pedestrian bridge, granite wing walls and concrete trailways.
Brookhaven’s City Council unanimously approved bridge replacement in two of the City’s parks – Murphey Candler and Briarwood Park – back in January. This move by Brookhaven to “bundle” these efforts was predicated on the idea that they can utilize economies of scale and realize an overall cost savings.
The City has been working to get $100,000 of the Murphey Candler bridge covered by an insurance policy. Human Resources Director, Rick Stone, has been working on getting the claim settled. He said that once formal estimates for the project is created, he will submit it to the insurance company for settlement.
The City says time is of the essence and they want work to commence ASAP. Parks and Rec. Director Brian Borden said the City is shooting for the bridge to be installed and usable by the end of July. Borden said the bridge came in $67,000 under what the City estimated the cost would be.
Currently, the City is seeking a vendor for the replacement of the Briarwood Park bridge.