Residents of Nashville are talking about the Gulch-SoBro Pedestrian Bridge project. This massive public works project was intended to better connect neighborhoods with a 600-700 foot long bridge. The bridge would work as a way to commute from one to the other as well as offer residents an experience in itself full of great views and offer the town a new sculpture. Here is what you need to know about the new project.
The public works project is trying to build a pedestrian bridge between Gulch and SoBro neighborhoods. It’s a long-abandoned project that now lives on. While it will cost around $18 million to complete, the mayor intends to help fund it through tax revenue from the residential properties that will most benefit.
The proposal passed a key vote at the Metro Council in early October and the initiative is pending final approval. Once approved, the project may begin as soon as next summer and be completed by the fall of 2016.
How it will benefit
The goal of the project is to span the pedestrian bridge over the CSX Railroad. You’ll be able to take a glass elevator or stairs on the Gulch side of the bridge. On the SoBro side, you’ll be able to take stairs or a ramp at 10th Avenue South.
While on the bridge, you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful views of the skyline and see the beautiful landscaping while connecting with another neighborhood. There will be rolling hills to the southwest and the skyline on the northeast. For those living south of the railroad, they’ll now be able to reach shopping and grocery stores at a walkable or biking distance.
It will add a beautiful sculpture to the area. It’s going to have a modern design and include a suspension-style design. It’ll become an iconic part of the city.
Local businesses, guests and employees of downtown are thrilled with the project that will allow them to walk to the Gulch.
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