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Pedestrian Bridges

October 22, 2019, 7am PDT
The city of Smyrna wants to benefit from the $1 billion in investment coming to the area around SunTrust Park in Cobb County, Georgia, so it's helping pay for a pedestrian bridge to connect to the ballpark.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 23, 2018, 9am PDT
A proposal first revealed in November 2017 has already undergone a substantial amount of planning.
Greater Greater Washington
November 17, 2017, 2pm PST
The High Line in New York City has inspired ambitious projects all over the country. A pedestrian bridge proposed to connect the Arlington neighborhood of Crystal City to the Reagan National Airport provides the latest example.
Urban Turf
November 6, 2017, 1pm PST
Part of wider plans to revitalize Denver's River North neighborhood, a planned pedestrian and bike bridge will call on the services of Bridges to Prosperity. The nonprofit has constructed 270 small bridges across the world.
The Denver Post
June 16, 2017, 10am PDT
The debate over public safety in Downtown St. Paul is once again focused on the city's skyways. There, concerns about access challenge any possible solutions.
MinnPost
June 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
Despite declining use of existing skywalks in the city and a new appreciation of the importance of a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, developers are moving forward with several plans to add new skywalks around downtown Spokane.
Spokane Rising
May 13, 2016, 9am PDT
As more people come to Downtown St. Paul to live and sightsee, foot traffic in the city's famous skyways has increased at later hours of the day and night. With that new traffic comes new concerns about public safety.
StarTribune
November 20, 2015, 10am PST
State rail officials decided that the risk posed by Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit trains is too grave to allow an existing grade crossing to remain open, forcing pedestrians and a cyclists out of their way to cross the tracks.
The Press Democrat
August 11, 2015, 2pm PDT
The first bridge in the country to allow all forms of traffic except for cars opened for a public preview over the weekend. Tens of thousands of Portlanders showed up to enjoy the bridge.
Bike Portland
June 10, 2015, 8am PDT
Culminating an effort launched in 2007 by the Bloomberg Administration, the public will now be able to walk between the Bronx and Manhattan on the High Bridge.
StreetsBlog NYC
January 15, 2015, 11am PST
A 54-story building currently under review in Cleveland would be city's the first skyscraper in a quarter-century—if it gains approval for some unique design components.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 26, 2014, 1pm PST
The Northern Avenue Bridge in Boston—a 100-year-old swing bridge used by pedestrians and cyclists—was closed abruptly due to structural defects.
The Boston Globe
July 9, 2014, 12pm PDT
The proposed expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently got a major revision—now instead of cantilevering over the La Brea Tar Pits, the building would bridge Wilshire Boulevard.
Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2014, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles City Council recently approved a pedestrian footbridge for a large development west of Downtown. The approval came suddenly and despite the protests of advocates, planning professionals, and the volunteer City Planning Commission.
Los Angeles Times