The Fight to Save a Small-Town Bridge: Reflections on Infrastructure, Placemaking, and Community Engagement — Carolina Angles

By Ruby Brinkerhoff

Sometimes an old bridge is just that. An old bridge. Nothing much to talk about, often beneath our feet and our wheels, but rarely the object of direct attention, let alone debate. Tucked away in the Delaware Valley, nestled between two sides of the Delaware River, the Milanville Bridge has connected New […]

The Fight to Save a Small-Town Bridge: Reflections on Infrastructure, Placemaking, and Community Engagement — Carolina Angles

Here’s a look at another Endangered Truss bridge. This one borders Pennsylvania with New York, spanning the Delaware and has been closed for many months. Yet the underlying signs indicate that the historic bridge, deemed of high value to the villagers of Milanville, is at risk of replacement with its future uncertain. Ruby Brinkerhoff has done an essay on the significance of this historic bridge and how the community and the two state highway departments have played a role in determining its future, based on cost-factors as well as issues involving the environment and planning.

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