Greater City Providence

Pedestrian Bridge Design Competition

The Mayor is launching a design competition for the Providence River Pedestrian Bridge on Friday afternoon. The RFP RFQ will reportedly be up on the Planning Department’s website by Friday. I will be at the press conference on Friday and will be reporting back the salient details.

In the meantime, check out this thread from January when we last discussed this bridge proposal.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • I don’t get it. Didn’t we already talk about this? And there’s another competition? I’m confused.

  • They did a design competition for the parks, but the bridge was not part of that competition (mostly because it was not funded at that point).

    There has been a small group working on the bridge for some time, which is where the drawings in the referenced post above came from, but word coming out of that group was that no one was happy. Hopefully this competition will result in a worthy design and not design by committee, which was the direction it was going in.

  • Oops, I knew it was going to be an RFQ and just typed RFP out of habit of everything being and RFP. CHanged above.

  • I took video of the press conference and will have it posted later this afternoon.

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