Here are suggested designs for a bridge to replace the current I-91 bridge over the West River in Brattleboro.
A meeting to discuss the aesthetics of the bridge designs is scheduled for Thursday, August 16th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Windham Regional Career Center at 80 Atwood Street in Brattleboro.
The above images are taken from the Public Meeting presentation done by Vtrans. Three options are shown, and supporting text attempts to steer the decision to the simple, ugly designs. They are cheaper to build and easier to work on, says VTrans.
Other bridge types were not presented.
This is one of the first major bridges visitors to Vermont experience when driving up 91.
This is one of those "speak now or forever hold your peace" events that planners will point back at years from now to say there was ample public opportunity for input. If the way the bridge looks is important to you, go to the meeting or get in touch with Windham Regional Commission Senior Planner Matt Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 802-257-4547.
The WRC has been given a deadline of August 22 by Vtrans to gather and send any concerns about the aesthetics of the design.