The highway once cut off a Providence neighborhood from the rest of the city. Now residents can easily walk between them.
Where a major highway once crossed a river in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, there’s now a pedestrian bridge that doubles as park space. The project reuses old infrastructure: When the city learned that it would cost millions to remove the massive piers that supported the highway in the water, it decided to leave them in place and build the pedestrian bridge instead.
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