Charlottesville Pedestrian Bridge Relocated to Quarry Park
The pedestrian bridge used during Charlottesville's Jefferson Park Avenue bridge project has a new home.
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation bought the pedestrian bridge that used to rest beside the JPA Bridge while it was being worked on.
The 100-feet long, 10-feet wide "gently used bridge" will be installed at Quarry Park over the next two months. The bridge it is replacing did not meet code after inspections.
Chris Gensic with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation said, "Replacing this bridge now will make it last another 50-60 years. It will also make it bike-able, more friendly for strollers and wheelchairs and families. This is a relatively narrow bridge, the new bridge will be a lot wider."
Buying the "used" bridge will save the city $20,000.
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