The Bad Side of a Good Bridge

The Bad Side of a Good Bridge
The new FPSE-Medical Center bridge shines well at night and more than one person has commented to me about the significant increase in pedestrian traffic on the new bridge.

{the new footbridge is well-lit and a huge improvement over the old}

But walk across the bridge, look to the side and what do you see?

Want to see the horizon? If you’re approximately 5’3″ – 6’6″ you’ll need to stoop or jump. Why can’t something like a footbridge make sense from all angles?


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