Hollywood Boulevard pedestrian bridge

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The Hollywood Boulevard pedestrian bridge is a proposed 8 foot-wide, 130 foot-long steel-framed pedestrian bridge which would span U.S. Highway 280 alongside Hollywood Boulevard from Union Hill Road to The Hollywood shopping center.

The bridge, which would cost about $1.2 million to construct, would create a safer connection between the suburbs of Homewood and Mountain Brook for pedestrians and cyclists. Placement of the pre-fabricated bridge structure is expected to require the highway to be closed for two days.

The proposal has been shepherded by Homewood City Council member Jennifer Andress. The two cities have each pledged $200,000 in funding, alongside a commitment of $150,000 from Alabama State Senator Slade Blackwell's discretionary funds for capital projects. Additional funds are to be secured from private donors and from the State of Alabama. Private contributions have been secured from the Hollywood Garden Club, the Birmingham Track Club and Trak Shak.

Andress expects to secure all necessary funding by October 2018, with construction anticipated in Spring 2019.

References

  • Edgemon, Erin (August 16, 2018) "Pedestrian bridge over U.S. 280 planned for Homewood, Mountain Brook." The Birmingham News
  • Coker, Angel (August 21, 2018) "Pedestrian bridge to connect Homewood, Mountain Brook moves forward." Birmingham Business Journal