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Transportation planners reveal possible designs, features to enhance Route 29 footbridge in Columbia

Transportation planners reveal possible designs, features to enhance Route 29 footbridge in Columbia

New designs and better security on the Route 29 pedestrian bridge in Columbia are moving forward under the Howard County Office of Transportation as residents continue questioning the likelihood of a new transit bridge connecting Columbia's Town Center to the Village of Oakland Mills in the foreseeable future.

For more than five years, state and county officials, as well as community advocates like Friends of Bridge Columbia, have openly discussed concepts and designs for a new time-efficient and user-friendly bridge to replace the existing bridge. The current bridge caters only to foot and bicycle traffic, but ideas for a new bridge have ranged from transit iconic-designed...

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