June 23, 2008
Bridge eases partnership path access
A new 210-foot-long suspension bridge over Peachtree Creek in Lullwater Preserve provides easy pedestrian access between the Emory campus and VA Medical Center. The $177,000 structure was constructed to be minimally disruptive to the natural environs and touches ground in only two places on either side of the creek, at the foundations of its 27-foot-tall towers and cable anchors. It replaces a previous bridge that was removed in the early 1990s.
The bridge — which was dedicated at a June 11 ceremony — symbolizes a longtime partnership between Emory and the VAMC, where virtually all physician staff are Emory faculty.