Bridge scheduled to connect Amerson Park and Riverside Cemetery with Ocmulgee Trail

Members of Leadership Macon announced plans Wednesday to complete a 2-mile stretch of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail from Amerson River Park to Riverside Cemetery, including construction of a major bridge and smaller foot bridges over a 2 mile stretch next to a significant gully of the Ocmulgee river.  Leadership Macon said the project should be done by November. They also asked for $95,000 in donations to help fund the project.

Work has already begun on clearing the trail and a rigorous fund raising campaign is underway.  Community support is encouraged and welcomed.  The Leadership Macon class welcomes any form of assistance that includes financial donations, as well as volunteer labor on scheduled work days.

Right now, the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail ends at the Riverside Cemetery -- go right, and you'll find a boardwalk; go left, and you'll find a dead end. For now, at least. Soon, the path to the left will lead two miles north to Amerson River Park.

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert was on hand for the announcement and was very excited about the project.  Reichert hopes this new path will rival ones you might see in Central Park in New York City.

To get involved, make a donation or claim naming rights to the bridge and other opportunities, visit  To keep up with the progress and watch for volunteer opportunities you can LIKE Bridging The Trail on Facebook or follow Leadership Macon on Twitter.


posted 05/01/2017 in Community
Tags: Gateway macon, Amerson Park, Leadership Macon 2016, Ocmulgee River Trail, Riverside Cemetery, Bridging the trail


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