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ProJo: Construction starts on pedestrian bridge in Providence

In #WALKinPVD, 195 Relocation Project by Greater City Providence2 Comments

Public officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the start of construction of the long-planned pedestrian bridge to connect former Route 195 parcels on either side of the Providence River. The bridge is expected to connect two future city parks to be built on former Route 195 land, connecting the city’s College Hill and Fox Point neighborhoods with downtown.

GC: Photos

In GC: Photos by Greater City Providence1 Comment

A selection of photos readers have recently shared in our Flickr Group: Photo © Meg | megmcmahon.com Photo © provbenson2009

Pedestrian Bridge Design Competition

In 195 Relocation Project, Parks/Open Space by Jef Nickerson7 Comments

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 …

Mt. Hope Bridge Tolls

In Roads by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has released their report on tolls on the Mt. Hope Bridge. As outlined in the report and reported by the Journal, the toll options include: The same tolls as the Pell Bridge, a cash rate of $2 per axle, 83 cents for Rhode Island residents using the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system, and …

Video: Champlain Bridge demo

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Yesterday, the Lake Champlain Bridge between Crown Point, NY and Addison, VT was demolished, and the Burlington (VT) Free Press has the video. You may have heard that the bridge was shut down by New York and Vermont officials last month, and here’s why: Photo NYSDOT Though the bridge was inspected regularly, the November inspection showed a remarkable acceleration of …

GC: Photos – Providence at Night

In GC: Photos by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

We’ve had a number of great photos submitted to our Flickr Group, so we’re going to catch up in a few posts sharing them here. Starting off with some shots by pvdEric of Providence at night: Fulton Street in Kennedy Plaza | By pvdEric The Iway bridge* from Point Street | By pvdEric Downcity rooftops | By pvdEric If you …

Higher tolls, new tolls on RI bridges

In Roads by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Mt. Hope Bridge photo by takfoto from Flickr ProJo reports that the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is proposing raising tolls on the Newport-Pell Bridge and reinstituting tolls on the Mt. Hope Bridge (tolls were removed from the Mt. Hope Bridge in 1998). The toll to cross the Newport span would increase from $2 to $4 for those paying …