Das Bridge UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Das Bridge UPDATE

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 3:11 PM

Bruce Lindsey, CEO of the Clinton Foundation, has sent to city directors a memo about the status of plans to convert the abandoned railroad bridge by the Clinton Library into a link on the 14-mile riverfront trail.

Costs of the library delayed the project, he says, but the foundation remains committed to completion, though the estimated cost has doubled from $5 million to $10 million. Lindsey said the foundation had spent $500,000 working on the project.

His full memo is here and I have a request in for a drawing of the project.

Gene Pfeifer, a businessman and bicyclist who's been pushing for fulfillment of the bridge commitment and recently started a website dedicated to that end, also promises a response to the Lindsey memo shortly. In the main, he notes that it lacks a timetable.

UPDATE: As promised, here's Pfeifer's pro/con take on the foundation response.


Favorite

Comments (18)

Showing 1-18 of 18

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-18 of 18

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • One dead, two wounded in early morning shooting

    KARK's Susanne Brunner reports that one person has been killed and two wounded in a shooting shortly after 1 a.m. this morning near Roosevelt Road and Cross Street.
    • Apr 17, 2019
  • Reality bites at Little Rock City Hall; spending must be cut

    A followup to Rebekah Hall's earlier report on Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.'s announcement that cuts will be necessary in the city budget in part to pay for "priorities," such as his desire to expand the police force, but also to deal with the reality often mentioned here of stagnant to decling city sales tax revenue. Some quick ideas on that:
    • Apr 17, 2019
  • Speaking of hard times in newspapers: Democrat-Gazette's move to digital

    Word continues to filter in of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's pullback from statewide circulation of a print daily edition of the newspaper — the latest from the Hot Springs area, just 50 or so miles down the road from Little Rock. Subscribers there were told home delivery of a print paper would end in May.
    • Apr 16, 2019
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation