Brookhaven, GA, May 24, 2016 – by Trey Benton – Brookhaven Councilmembers voted unanimously to award Cline Service Corporation a $195,000 contract to replace the pedestrian bridge at Briarwood Park Tuesday. Cline was the lowest bidder out of three respondents to a City Bid Invitation.
According to the plan created by the City’s Parks and Recreation consultant GreenbergFarrow, the work will consist of removal of the existing wooden bridge and stairs and the installation of:
- Pre-fabricated fiberglass pedestrian bridge
- Stone steps
In January, Brookhaven’s City Council unanimously approved an amount not to exceed $336,790 to replace both the Briarwood Park Bridge and the Murphey Candler Park Nature Trail Bridge out of the City’s HOST budget.
Earlier this month, Councilmembers awarded a $241,421.31 contract to Whitesburg, GA based Integrated Construction and Nobility, Inc., to replace the bridge in Murphey Candler Park. Of that amount, the City is seeking to cover $100,000 of the replacement costs through an insurance claim. Last year, a tree fell on the bridge necessitating its replacement.
Parks and Rec. Director Brian Borden said the Briarwood Park bridge is expected to be installed by early August.