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.
This is a project that needs to come to life. We have great people involved. Columbia deserves this bridge. Let’s make this happen.
I’d do anything to update that bridge. This sounds like a FINE PLAN.
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 strongly support your efforts to build an iconic structure that all can use with ease and safety. (Bicycling Advocates of Howard County Inc.)
This is a great effort that, if successful, could provide a springboard for other community connection initiatives throughout Howard County.
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.
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.
My family and I will benefit greatly from the Bridge Columbia Project.
I heard about the initiative to upgrade the existing pedestrian bridge to accommodate transit, pedestrian, and bike traffic. I am strongly if favor of this project.