City of Richmond’s T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge To Officially Open

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (December 2, 2016) – Today, the City of Richmond will officially open the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge (TTPMB) in conjunction with the annual downtown Grand Illumination festivities that are planned.

Mayor Jones will be joined by City officials for the official opening of the bridge on Friday, December 2, 2016, at 5:45 p.m.

Officials will cut the ribbon and illuminate the bridge at 6:00 p.m.  The event will be held on Brown’s Island at the northern end of the TTPMP where it connects with the Three Days in April Bridge. The site can be reached from Tredegar Street near South 5th Street.

The T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge is a Priority 1 Project under the Richmond Riverfront Plan. The bridge project spans the James River, between the 9th Street (Manchester) Bridge and the Lee Bridge. The TTPMB is roughly aligned with 5th Street in the central business district across the river to the Manchester Climbing Wall. The project objective is to establish a universally accessible shared use pedestrian and bike (non-motorized) path connecting both sides of the river.

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. served as construction manager at risk for the project.

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