by Geoff Kelly - posted 10:52 am, October 11, 2008
The Federal Highway Administration says we can’t have a really tall, cable-stayed bridge across the Niagara River. But we can have a shorter cable-stayed bridge, or a really cool-looking arched bridge.
Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton say: Terrific! No need for any more lengthy studies!
But what about the plaza design? That’s where the rubber meets the road. Or, rather, where the road meets—and, in the Public Bridge Authority’s currently preferred plaza expansion design, bulldozes—a viable, historic neighborhood, and continues the isolation of a jewel in the city’s Olmsted park system.