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 document.
Concept illustration of a bike, bus, and pedestrian bridge that unites east and west Columbia.
3rd Annual Bridge Walk
Join Friends of Bridge Columbia and the Oakland Mills Community Association for the 3rd Annual Route 29 Bridge Walk on July 4th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Click here to download the flier.
Howard County roundtable discusses bridge concepts over Route 29
June 23, 2015
Building a sensible, time-efficient and user-friendly pedestrian bridge across U.S. Route 29, connecting Columbia’s Town Center to the Village of Oakland Mills, has been discussed for roughly four years and continued to spark questions of funding during County Executive Allan Kittleman’s roundtable discussion Tuesday.
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.
Bridge Columbia takes a page out of Jim Rouse’s playbook. . . . This plan is exciting. . . . I would love to see this bridge built.
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.
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.
Let’s support James Rouse’s original plan of an interconnected community. Rt. 29 divides our city and isolates the different villages.
My family and I will benefit greatly from the Bridge Columbia Project.
This would really enhance green transportation in Columbia and be a wonderful amenity.
I’d do anything to update that bridge. This sounds like a FINE PLAN.
We’re pleased to announce that the feasibility study (for Bridge Columbia) will be moving forward.