Remember Tolerance Bridge? That was the bridge that was supposed to connect pedestrian and bike trails along Allen Parkway with those on Memorial Drive near Montrose Boulevard. Unfortunately, no one liked the name, so the Houston Arts Alliance was sent back to the drawing board. They’ve finished their work, and last Saturday work was started on the new crossing.
When completed, the Rosemont Bridge will provide pedestrians, bicyclists and joggers with a safe route across Memorial Drive to Buffalo Bayou Park. The bridge will span Memorial Drive and Buffalo Bayou and connect the two sides of Buffalo Bayou Park, west of Eleanor Tinsley Park and east of the Studemont-Montrose Boulevard Bridge. The new bridge will also connect to a new trail being built along Memorial Drive. This trail will run from the Sabine Street Bridge to Spotts Park and will allow joggers a new alternative for outdoor exercise.
Sadly, according to Offcite, the Alliance was unable to raise the funds for the way-cool Moebius Strip sculpture that was to go with the bridge. Alas. Click that link to see pictures and scans of the full plans for the bridge. I don’t know what the expected completion date is, so we’ll see if this is ready in time for the Art Car Parade or not.