According to a release from Flagler County, a new pedestrian bridge will host its grand opening celebration this month on Tuesday, September 19 at 3:30 pm — and the county invites the public to attend.
"We are very excited that the pedestrian bridge is open, and we want to celebrate it with the community," said County Administrator, Heidi Petit. "I've been out there and have had the pleasure of meeting people on the trail enjoying the new addition. Some expressed their gratitude the bridge was built because they use the amenity a few times a week."
While there is no parking at the bridge itself, Flagerly County has arranged two options for parking:
The bridge, along with its associated two-plus miles of trails and sidewalks that round out the project, links the Lehigh Trail, State Road 100, and Old Kings Road South sidewalks, conservation lands in the Graham Swamp, and the Flagler County-owned property known as Bulow "Parcel D," which is currently in the planning and design phase to develop the Bulow Creek Headwaters Regional Park.
The process for the projects — that spent years on the Florida Department of Transportation Alternative Priorities ranking list (also referred to as TAP projects) — began in 2018 when the Board of County Commissioners approved the $1.5 million design phase.
The cost of the project, which largely comes from federal and state grant funding, is as follows:
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