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.
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.
I’d do anything to update that bridge. This sounds like a FINE PLAN.
Let’s support James Rouse’s original plan of an interconnected community. Rt. 29 divides our city and isolates the different villages.
Every bridge is a statement. Your plans say so much about Columbia – united, progressive, walkable and open.
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.
This is a great effort that, if successful, could provide a springboard for other community connection initiatives throughout Howard County.
We’re pleased to announce that the feasibility study (for Bridge Columbia) will be moving forward.
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.