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Manchester unveils updated Granite State pedestrian Bridge designs
The city of Manchester has released new and improved designs for the proposed Granite Street pedestrian bridge, a component of the transportation infrastructure improvement project called RAISE Manchester: Connecting Communities.
Officials said the new design is a response to input from residents, businesses and community groups, to the original design presented at a December 2022 public meeting.
The bridge – designed to resemble the former Notre Dame Bridge – will be located east of the Commercial Street and Granite Street intersection, allowing Fisher Cats fans a safe alternative to crossing via crosswalk to see a ball game at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, or for employees and students to make their way across Granite Street safely during rush hours, they said. The new design meets ADA accessibility standards and features longer, more gently sloping ramps eliminating the sharp turns in the original design.
Cyclists will have options to use the new bridge or to cross at street level using travel lanes. The on-street bicycle movement will also be facilitated by a new video detection system that is under construction as part of the city’s Granite Street adaptive signals project at this intersection.