-from the ABH
Workers began clearing out trees this week to make way for a new bridge off College Station Road near Riverbend Road.
The bridge will provide access to an Athens-Clarke sewer treatment plant under construction beside the North Oconee River near Horsehoe Bend and will open up an adjacent tract of University of Georgia-owned land for development.
UGA and the Athens-Clarke government will split the $3 million cost of the bridge, said County Manager Alan Reddish.
Construction will take about a year, and the bridge will include bike lanes and a pedestrian walkway that Reddish said can be tied into the county's river greenway program.