Bikes & Pedestrians On The Fuller Warren Bridge?December 23, 2013 103 comments Print Article
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wants to spend $136 million to expand the Fuller Warren Bridge. They claim including a bicycle and pedestrian crossing as a part of the project isn't possible on an interstate highway. Here are some examples across the country that suggest otherwise.
Interstate 95/495 - Woodrow Wilson Bridge
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The new Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River includes a multi-use path connecting Maryland and Virginia.
Interstate 95 - George Washington Bridge
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The George Washington Bridge carries I-95 between New Jersey and New York City and features a multi-use path for biking and walking.
Interstate 205 - Glenn Jackson Bridge
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The Glenn Jackson Bridge connects Vancouver, Washington to Oregon City, Oregon. The bike path dates back to the early 1980s and is managed by the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Interstate 90 (Mercer Island)
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This bicycle trail parallels Interstate 90, connecting Mercer Island with Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.
Interstate 395 - 14th Street Bridge
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Interstate 395's bridge crossing over the Potomac River includes a bicycle/pedestrian component. This facility connects Washington,DC with Northern Virginia.
Interstate 94 - St. Croix River Crossing
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Interstate 94's crossing over the St. Croix River, near Hudson, WI, includes a bicycle/pedestrian component.
Interstate 279 - Fort Duquesne Bridge
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Interstate 279's Fort Duquesne Bridge also serves pedestrians and cyclists traveling between Downtown Pittsburgh and the Northshore.
Interstate 676 - Ben Franklin Bridge
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