Bridge Columbia has prepared a White Paper summarizing the reasons Columbia needs a better downtown bridge. Broad in scope, the White Paper outlines the long-term benefits of the bridge, how it is consistent with current trends in urban design, the many individuals and groups that support the bridge, along with possible sources of funding. Click here to read the full draft.
Concept illustration of a bike, bus, and pedestrian bridge that unites east and west Columbia.
Every bridge is a statement. Your plans say so much about Columbia – united, progressive, walkable and open.
I have followed Bridge Columbia and OM village center news over the last year and I am hopeful that improvements will come to the pedestrian bridge and the surrounding area that will benefit all of our communities.
We urge the County to complete the Bridge Columbia feasibility study as soon as possible. It is our understanding that new opportunities for state and federal funding for transportation projects are now available. The sooner that Bridge Columbia can get in line for these funds, the more likely that the project can move forward.
Bridge Columbia takes a page out of Jim Rouse’s playbook. . . . This plan is exciting. . . . I would love to see this bridge built.
I never expected the bridge that was built would be so ugly and mean looking and unsafe. It is time to tear the existing bridge down and construct a 21st Century bridge as proposed by Bridge Columbia.
There is no question that the existing bridge is underutilized due to inconvenience and safety issues. . . What a difference it would make for all of Columbia to follow through with Bridge Columbia’s vision.
This is a project that needs to come to life. We have great people involved. Columbia deserves this bridge. Let’s make this happen.
Gorgeous website! Thanks for all the work you’ve put into this. I use the existing bridge all the time, but would appreciate having more company on it, for all the reasons you so eloquently express.
I would love to see this bridge implemented. It would make Oakland Mills and Town Center more accessible.
This would really enhance green transportation in Columbia and be a wonderful amenity.