I’ve just learned about an Urban Greenway project that’s making great headway in Florida: the Friendship TrailBridge. This is a project with a long and interesting history that goes back to 1924 and includes two separate grassroots preservation campaigns.
For almost ten years there was a pedestrian bridge here, crossing the Bay and connecting Tampa with St. Petersburg. It was closed in 2008 due to structural concerns, and almost torn down earlier this year. Today, a group is fighting to transform the old Gandy Bridge into a world-class linear park across the water — the longest pedestrian bridge in the world. Read more about it, and see historical and contemporary photos plus renderings for the future park in the Urban Greenways section.