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.
We would like to reiterate our support for this project (Bridge Columbia) and we encourage the initiation of a feasibility study.
We’re pleased to announce that the feasibility study (for Bridge Columbia) will be moving forward.
This would really enhance green transportation in Columbia and be a wonderful amenity.
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.
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.
Every bridge is a statement. Your plans say so much about Columbia – united, progressive, walkable and open.
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 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.
Let’s support James Rouse’s original plan of an interconnected community. Rt. 29 divides our city and isolates the different villages.