In recent weeks, we've seen the 195 Redevelopment Commission's display of sculpture expand in two ways.
A new piece appeared the other day at the corner of Clifford and Richmond St. As yet, the Commission hasn't put a title plaque up, so we don't know the artist or the name of the piece. We'll ask.
And the piece that appeared a few weeks ago up the hill between Bassett and Clifford Sts. has grown horizontally with the addition of two end pieces.
At a presentation on Monday, September 29, the City Planning Department detailed the latest revisions to the design for the Providence River pedestrian bridge as it moves toward a construction start in the Spring of 2015.
Director of Long Range Planning Bonnie Nickerson said the current plans adhere closely to the original concept. The number of seating elements which contain lighting elements has been increased. Stairs have been added to provide access to the two east-side piers. To keep overall costs under control, the event space on the lower level has been eliminated, and the square footage of the bridge deck has been trimmed.
The presentation included renderings of the interconnections with the east and west side parks and plan and elevation views of the bridge. See the complete update here.
The new bridge will be the key link between the East Side and the Jewelry District for CiTY WALK on its route between India Point Park and Roger Williams Park. For a look at how the new bridge fits into CiTY WALK's plan for connecting Providence, click here.