ATT bridge over I-40

The design firm hired by the City of Durham to design a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over I-40 is hosting their second public meeting.

Even though the bridge over I-40 is approximately only 200 linear feet of the overall four miles being added to the American Tobacco Trail in Phase E, the bridge is the reason so many folks turned out to the first Public Meeting; Bridge Project. Sponsored by the City and Steven Grover and Associates, the architecture and engineering firm contracted to design the bridge, the meeting in November was standing room only.

Hello Friends of the American Tobacco Trail,

Mark your calendars!  The second Community Meeting about the planned pedestrian and bicycle bridge crossing of I-40 for the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) will be at 7PM on Tuesday, April 29, 2008.  This time the meeting will be held in the larger city council chambers on the first floor of Durham City Hall (101 City Hall Plaza) in downtown Durham.

This meeting, which will be hosted by the City of Durham Department of Public Works (and facilitated by Steven Grover and Associates) will focus on a selection of bridge concepts and designs for this long anticipated bicycle and pedestrian bridge.

This is your opportunity to get information -and more importantly – offer feedback, suggestions, thoughts, concerns, ideas, needs, goals, desires and other input to help make this bridge and connecting trail, the absolute best it can be.

We hope we’ll have another standing room only crowd at this meeting as it sends a clear signal to elected officials, NCDOT, the media and the public at large that there is significant demand for this project and for it to be completed as soon as possible.

Please share this information with everyone you know who is interested in the ATT and in improved pedestrian and bicycle access in the region.

Should you have any questions or input regarding this meeting, please contact Byron Brady, PD CPESC, Contract Engineer, City of Durham at 919 560-4326 x 296 or byron.brady AT .

If you have any questions regarding this message, or want to chat about the trail or bridge, or don’t know who to ask or talk to about your ideas or concerns, please feel free to contact Bill Bussey Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy 919 545-9104 americantobaccotrail AT or me at 919 286 3827 daclever AT

For more information on the American Tobacco Trail please see our website at .  I will send directions to city hall closer to the meeting date.

See you there!

Dan Clever
Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
919 286-3827

Bill Bussey
Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
919 545-9104

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