by Jeff Taylor
When we last left Charlotte’s grand transportation plan, walking was a big part of it — wider sidewalks, “pedestrian friendly” development, etc. Now comes the demise of a pedestrian bridge that pedestrians actually used. Huh?
The ever-lovin’ South Blvd. light rail project has claimed the bridge over 277 which connected Uptown to South End. What was supposed to be a temporary removal will be permanent because it will cost too much to put the bridge back up. The light rail contractor, Archer Western, evidently underestimated the cost of a new bridge.
That’s just great guys. How does one get that kind of job? Screw up bad and nothing bad happens. Must be government work.
This light rail thing is turning into the Shiva the Destroyer of Charlotte.