Richmond, Va. — The American Public Works Association has named Richmond’s T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge one of the 2017 public works projects of the year.
The bridge won in the category for transportation projects that cost $5 million to $25 million.
It’s one of just 23 projects across the country honored by the organization, which has 30,000 members.
Named for the city planner who spearheaded the project but died before its completion, the pedestrian walkway connects Brown’s Island to South Richmond. It opened in December and instantly emerged as one of the most popular attractions in the city, attracting 35,000 visitors in its first month.
Construction of the walkway cost $11.3 million.
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch. Read the original story here.