Just wanted to pass along an update that I stumbled upon regarding the proposed Rich St. Bridge.
The proposed bridge will replace the crumbling 1930’s art deco Town St. Bridge with a differently routed, ribbon-arch bridge. The construction cost is estimated at $42 million, but it’s also not expected to be completed until 2011, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see that number shift around a little.
This is just the current proposal right now, we’ll see if it gets the final green light some time in 2009.
My first reaction is that it’s a pretty basic design. So much so, that I’m curious if we can get a little more bang for our buck. Especially when I look at the renderings for the soaring $44 million Main St. Bridge just one block to the south.