Monday October 22nd, 2018 3:56AM

GDOT removes osprey nests from Boling Bridge

By AccessWDUN Staff
As promised, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has moved the large osprey nests sitting atop Boling Bridge over Lake Lanier.
Part of the replacement plan for the big green bridge was the removal of the nests.
GDOT spokeswoman Katie Strickland said there was a provision in the contract, however, for engineers to create new places in the same area for the birds to nest.
"This week we did remove the osprey nests with our contractor," Strickland said. "They put devices on top of the current bridge to prevent future nesting. Right now is not nesting season - there were no birds in the nests that we removed."
When the ospreys migrate back, they will hopefully build new nests on 30-foot platforms that have been placed in the same area, according to Strickland.
"We did place these timber poles with platforms in close their former home, so when they migrate back, they'll be able to see those and hopefully move in and be comfortable," Strickland said. 
She said one of the platforms has already been installed, but the second one - which will be placed further south down the lake - will be installed next week. 
© Copyright 2018
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
GDOT removes osprey nests from Boling Bridge
As promised, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has moved the large osprey nests sitting atop Boling Bridge over Lake Lanier.
6:00AM ( 4 seconds ago )
Deal floor leaders include Gwinnett, Habersham men; Gainesville's Miller formerly elected to key Senate post
Two members of the Georgia General Assembly from Gwinnett County and one from Habersham County have been named floor leaders for Gov. Nathan Deal - and Hall County's Butch Miller has been formerly elected to the number two position in the state Senate
6:00AM ( 4 seconds ago )
Gainesville: Humane society adds second veterinarian to clinical team
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia has announced that Summer Andersen, DVM, will be joining its staff as an Associate Veterinarian in March.
6:00AM ( 4 seconds ago )
Local/State News
Daytime closures to affect motorists on Highway 53's Bolling Bridge today
GDOT plans to work on the Bolling Bridge replacement from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:30AM ( 6 months ago )
Hall Co.: Joe Chandler Rd. bridge expected to close April 17
The Joe Chandler Road bridge is expected to close April 17 because of the construction of a new span.
By AccessWDUN staff
10:30AM ( 9 months ago )
Weather permitting, more work scheduled on Boling Bridge tonight and tomorrow
Motorists traveling on Ga. 53 between Hall and Forsyth counties overnight Tuesday and Wednesday will have their drive affected by continued construction on Boling Bridge over Lake Lanier.
By AccessWDUN staff
8:27AM ( 10 months ago )
Anticipated rain postpones Tuesday night work on Boling Bridge
Bridge replacement work continues this week on Dawsonville Highway (SR 53) over the Chestatee River/Lake Lanier, but the Tuesday night work has been postponed because of anticipated rain
By AccessWDUN Staff
9:03AM ( 11 months ago )
GDOT begins work on "big green bridge" project at the Hall/Forsyth County line
If you use the Dawsonville Highway bridge to travel between Hall and Forsyth counties, you've probably noticed lots of construction activity in the past couple of weeks.
By AccessWDUN Staff
12:17PM ( 1 year ago )