Dedication of the John Imlay Bridge
April 2016: THE JOHN IMLAY BRIDGE was dedicated to his memory at The Atlanta Botanical Garden on April 17, 2016. This beautiful stone bridge, located in the Storza Woods section of the Garden, is rich in meaning to John’s legacy. Several years ago John was searching for a way to leave in Scotland a lasting testament to his love for his adopted second home. His inspiration was to build classic stone bridges on four of his favorite golf courses, North Berwick, Prestwick, Troon and Carnoustie. Replacing the railroad tie bridges over the wee burns on these courses with the Imlay Bridges has created a beautiful enhancement to his beloved courses. With his team of John Murray, architect; and Steve Reynolds, great personal friend and builder; John personally carried out his mission leaving twelve Imlay Bridges across Scotland.
When The Imlay Foundation was looking for a meaningful way to honor John in Atlanta, we were excited and moved to find this beautiful bridge at the Garden just waiting for the right name. The Garden has been one of our valued partners and the Foundation was thrilled to take the naming rights of this bridge for John Imlay.
Thousands of people visiting the Garden will cross his bridge every year. Most will not know John Imlay but they will know that he was special.