Regional Connector Station  Could Get Pedestrian Bridge

A rendering of the proposed pedestrian bridge at the Regional Connector’s Second and Hope streets station.

Riders on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s upcoming Regional Connector line will have an easier way to get from the Second and Hope street station to the cultural hub on Grand Avenue, thanks to the green-lighting of a pedestrian bridge.

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Metro’s Board of Directors on Thursday approved a motion to allocate $4 million to build the bridge, which will stretch from the station to the public plaza at the Broad museum, currently under construction on the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Second Street.

The $1.46 billion Regional Connector project will connect area rail lines to simplify cross-county travel and will create new stations in Downtown.

It is being built by a joint venture of contractors Skanska USA and Traylor Bros, and is expected to be complete in 2020.