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Towne Lake Pedestrian Bridge
Project Completed June 2001

Last updated 14-August-2001

There is very heavy pedestrian traffic along Towne Lake, and the sidewalks on the Lamar Street Bridge were very narrow. This project was delayed due to cost overruns, but the death of a local personality on the Lamar Street Bridge sidewalk helped get the project underway. The project was completed in June 2001, and the bridge was named the James Pfluger Bridge, in honor or the local architect.

Unfortunately, motorists will probably never get any relief from this traffic choke point because the Lamar Street bridge was designated as a historic landmark, preventing any expansion. Sometimes I wonder if the historic designation was an underhanded effort by environmental groups to prevent road expansion. City authorities should never have let that designation be granted.

July 28, 2001 - Views of the completed bridge
Lamar pedestrian bridge

Lamar pedestrian bridge

January 20, 2001
Lamar pedestrian bridge
Photo taken January 20, 2001, looking north over Towne Lake.

Lamar pedestrian bridge
Photo taken January 20, 2001, looking north. The very narrow sidewalk of the bridge can be seen.

Lamar pedestrian bridge
The interesting history of the Lamar Street Bridge.

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