Why We Love It..
Yes, we know The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area and Vickery Creek Park just came in at #6 and the Covered Bridge is part of that park. However, the Covered Bridge is iconic. It is arguably the most recognizable single symbol of Roswell. We love it because it was a transformative project that took thought and political will to make happen. It was expensive and will never 'pay for itself' but that's not the point when you're placemaking.
Just show someone a picture of the bridge who has never seen it and watch their reaction..
What We Would Change..
Nothing... We'd build another signature bridge. Actually two. One is already in the planning stages to link Sandy Springs and Roswell for pedestrians and cyclists. If we had our way, it would be a replica of the original bridge over the Chattahoochee that was burned during the Civil War. The other bridge would connect the Chattahoochee National Rec Area to South Atlanta Street about 3/4 of a mile downstream from the Covered Bridge. I hear some dreamers want to put a suspension bridge around that spot. Not a bad idea.