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ProJo: Long-awaited pedestrian bridge taking shape over Providence River

In 195 Relocation Project, Pedestrians by Greater City Providence2 Comments

Photo from RIDOT’s Facebook page The bridge is expected to be completed by the end of October 2018, said Charles St. Martin, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, the agency in charge of the $16.97-million project. […] The pedestrian bridge now being built on the piers that once carried the highway will eventually connect a nearly 5-acre park on …

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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.

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PBN: Would dredging return bustle to riverfront?

In Waterfront by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Preventing the river from filling in with natural sediment requires periodic dredging, something neither the city nor state has been eager to finance in recent years. The federal government declined to tap a pool of funds set aside for dredging projects that maintain cargo shipping channels.

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“Executive Suite” 195 Commission

In 195 Relocation Project, Video by Greater City Providence2 Comments

This week on Executive Suite: Colin Kane, chairman of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, and Jan Brodie, the commission’s newly named executive director. […] Kane and Brodie discuss the commission’s role in redeveloping the land, their vision for the area and their estimates of how long it will take to make significant progress. They also tackle questions about the interim …

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What Cheer/What Jeer 2010

In 195 Relocation Project, Arts, Buildings, Development, Downcity, Election 2010, Featured, Government, Metro Transit Study, RIPTA, Roads, Transportation, What Cheer/What Jeer by Greater City Providence4 Comments

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Whether you love it or hate it, Providence will soon be getting a new pedestrian bridge over the Providence River. Design firms large and small from around the world entered the competition that led to the winning design. And the competition got people around the city interested in transportation and design. RIPTA Last year we declared …