Pedestrian Bridges

Two cyclists on a wooden bike bridge across a bayou with downtown Houston skyline in background

Houston Bike Advocates Propose Two Bridges Across White Oak Bayou

An as-yet-unfunded proposal to build two new bridges would create essential connections and help riders avoid a mile-plus detour.

August 18, 2022 - Houston Chronicle

Rendering of Marion Street bridge

Renderings Show Seattle Waterfront's Two New Pedestrian Bridges

The Marion Street and Union Street bridges showcase two vastly different designs for improving pedestrian access.

September 15, 2021 - The Urbanist

Dallas, Texas

Dallas' Margaret McDermott Bridge Finally Open to Pedestrians and Cyclists

Overdue and over budget, infrastructure for pedestrian and people on bikes is finally available on the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.

June 14, 2021 - WFAA

Tilikum Crossing

A Game-Changing Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Opens in Portland

A bridge in the works since the 1970s marks significant progress for active transportation in Portland, Oregon.

June 10, 2021 - Bike Portland

Philadelphia Trail

A New Pedestrian River Crossing Planned for Philadelphia

The residents of Philadelphia could soon gain a major new outdoor recreation facility.

June 24, 2020 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Atlanta Braves Baseeball Stadium

Another Pedestrian Bridge Connecting to a Professional Sports Stadium in Atlanta

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.

October 22, 2019 - The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Crystal City

Details Emerging About the Big Pedestrian Bridge Proposed for Arlington County, Virginia

A proposal first revealed in November 2017 has already undergone a substantial amount of planning.

May 23, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

'High Line'-Type Bridge Proposed Between Crystal City, Reagan National Airport

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.

November 17, 2017 - Urban Turf

South Platte River

Bridges to Prosperity's First U.S. Span Planned in Denver

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.

November 6, 2017 - The Denver Post

St. Paul Skyway

Skyways Inspire Debate About the Future of Downtown St. Paul

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.

June 16, 2017 - MinnPost

Spokane Skywalk

Calling for a Moratorium on Skywalks in Spokane

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.

June 15, 2016 - Spokane Rising

St. Paul Skyway

Public Safety a Growing Concern in St. Paul Skyways

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.

May 13, 2016 - StarTribune

Northern California City Protests Closure Of Popular Rail Crossing

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.

November 20, 2015 - The Press Democrat

Tilikum Crossing

Portland's Tilikum Crossing—Open to All but Cars—Attracts a Throng on Preview Day

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.

August 11, 2015 - Bike Portland

High Bridge Opens to Pedestrians and Cyclists for the First Time Since 1970

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.

June 10, 2015 - StreetsBlog NYC

Cleveland Aerial

Cleveland Skyscraper Design—with a Bridge at the 18th Floor—Raises Zoning Issues

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.

January 15, 2015 - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Northern Avenue Bridge Shut Down in Boston

The Northern Avenue Bridge in Boston—a 100-year-old swing bridge used by pedestrians and cyclists—was closed abruptly due to structural defects.

December 26, 2014 - The Boston Globe

Design Crit: LACMA's Proposal to Bridge Wilshire Boulevard Misreads Los Angeles

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.

July 9, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Smog

Developer Defeats Planning Expertise in Downtown Los Angeles

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.

May 25, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

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