The city of Grand Rapids is requesting $750,000 in bonding funds for a pedestrian bridge over the Mississippi River. The river and the bridges have become a barrier for pedestrians and the promotion of a healthy community. Within the city core there are two vehicular bridges that cross the Mississippi River, but both have narrow sidewalks and no room for bicycles to cross the river safely.
The proposed bridge would give pedestrians and cyclists a safer alternate route to the TH 169 vehicle bridge. Grand Rapids is at the center of many regional trail systems that would also benefit from this project. If it receives funding, visitors and residents would finally have a ‘complete street’ to cross the river safely. The total project cost for the bridge is $1.5 million.
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