Providence, RI I Public Spaces

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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)
 
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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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Bridge on fire last night, future uncertain:

WPRI article with video

Boston Globe article:
Lisbeth Pettengill, a spokeswoman for the state DOT, said the engineers would determine if the bridge — stuck in the upright position for decades — is structurally sound. If it is, the DOT will continue with a transfer of ownership of the bridge to the city, which has proposed redesigning it. If it’s not, the state will move ahead with plans to tear it down.
 

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I changed the title of this thread from Crook Point Bridge to general public spaces. We should be (I hope so anyway) getting more news on the KP / Waterplace Park plan. Apparently Arup released "final" plans but I don't see on their website - only here: Providence, Rhode Island, and Arup reveal final design for Unified Vision public space project (archpaper.com). It could have been from the public meeting last week though I suppose. Looks like the "mister" is staying...... Will be great to better connect with KP and the planned food hall will complement it all. I stay out of the bus hub argument.....


Also no real damage to crook point bridge.
 

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