This is the ninth post in a series of posts this December that will chronicle the 25 things we would most like to see in Roswell. None of these are actually happening... at least in the way we'd like them to. Please enjoy and have a happy holidays!
There are only two bridges over the Chattahoochee in Roswell. Only one (pictured above) is really meant for the residents of Roswell and that one is aging. The other, GA400, is meant for through trips and commuting. So, what would I do? I'd build another bridge..
Where do you ask? To the east. I'd put a crossing where it could easily connect Spalding Drive in Dunwoody to Riverside/Eves Drive in Roswell. It might ruffle some feathers but it is a location that would definitely realize a demand by serving an area of both cities that currently is very out of the way. I wouldn't do this to reduce demand on the other two bridges, per se. Rather, I view this as increasing mobility by creating more connections.
The likelihood of this happening is pretty low from what I understand but it's something that I think needs to be considered if our city is going to remain relevant. People don't want to live in a city that is difficult to get in and out of.
images: Roswell Historical Society, Google Maps