Preservation panel to review pedestrian bridge

The public has an opportunity to weigh in on the city’s plans to erect a pedestrian bridge connecting Augusta Convention Center to a new parking garage across Reynolds Street at a Thursday public hearing.

The hearing is before the city’s historic preservation commission, which will consider granting a certificate of appropriateness for the project. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Room B of Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair St.

Augusta commissioners approved the $1.1 million addition at an Aug. 27 meeting. The funds are left over from the parking deck project, City Administrator Fred Russell said.

Robin Anderson, preservation services director for Historic Augusta, said her agency had reviewed project plans and expected the bridge to be approved.

The 12-member preservation commission is appointed by the city commission and Augusta’s legislative delegation.

 

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