The city has been planning for a replacement of the bridge since 2003, when engineers determined it was rapidly deteriorating. Plans for a replacement produced by the firm MMM Design did not meet with approval from the Board of Architectural Review in September. A grassroots design competition was held in February to solicit more design ideas.
The CRHA plans to redevelop the property at the corner of Avon Street and Levy Avenue on which this former service station still stands
Tolbert said a request for proposals to identify a consultant will be issued to solicit information on several issues regarding undeveloped land around the bridge’s southern landing.