Last night, (Thursday, Feb 13, 2020), Chad Thomas, head of structural division at Mattern & Craig, the company re-designing the Wasena Bridge in Roanoke, Virginia, helped unveil the new bridge design to the public. The six span structure will be supported by modern, Y-shaped piers, designed to be cost-effective and to maximize useable space in Wasena Park located below the bridge. The design also incorporates multiple aesthetic features such as accent lighting, congregation/observation overlooks, aesthetic railings and a new round-about at the north end of the bridge. Additionally, bike lanes and sidewalks have been expanded, making it easier to cross the bridge on foot or on bike.
Follow the links below for more information from some Roanoke, Virginia news outlets.
Click HERE to read article and watch video from CBS affiliate WDBJ channel 7.
Click HERE to read article from NBC affiliate WSLS channel 10.
Click HERE to read article from the Roanoke Times.