Crook Point Bridge I Providence / East Providence

nicanbot

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Not sure if a "public spaces" thread would be better to host the KP makeover and projects like this, but in any event wanted to put this project out there...

Recently released proposals would transform Crook Point Bridge into pedestrian pathway, park. RIDOC put it on the docket to demolish and there was some "backlash" so the city issued a call for proposals to repurpose it using the 6 million demolition cost. I think some of these are pretty neat. Would be great to be able to walk across.


Here is some more detail on each: City of Providence Crook Point Bascule Bridge - City of Providence (providenceri.gov)
 

Tom Nevers

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Not sure if a "public spaces" thread would be better to host the KP makeover and projects like this, but in any event wanted to put this project out there...

Recently released proposals would transform Crook Point Bridge into pedestrian pathway, park. RIDOC put it on the docket to demolish and there was some "backlash" so the city issued a call for proposals to repurpose it using the 6 million demolition cost. I think some of these are pretty neat. Would be great to be able to walk across.


Here is some more detail on each: City of Providence Crook Point Bascule Bridge - City of Providence (providenceri.gov)
I love the willingness to explore similarly priced alternatives to demolition.
 

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I love the willingness to explore similarly priced alternatives to demolition.
Assuming this comes to fruition this will be utterly fantastic for Providence's core downtown neighborhoods and another jewel to go alongside the Waterfire amphitheater, the reclaimed greenspace from the I-195 realignment, the new pedestrian bridge spanning the Providence River, and India Point park.

As it is, this will be exactly a half-mile walk from India Point park, so its connectivity to the core downtown greenspaces will be superb!
 

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