Greater Jamestown Riverwalk
INTERMODAL PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES
July 7, 2018
For a PDF version of the fact sheet, as well as to see a list of other public/private investment in Downtown Jamestown, download City of Jamestown Greater Jamestown Riverwalk Twin Bridges Fact Sheet (PDF).
Download the Map of the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk (PDF)
$ 1,600,000 – NYSDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant
$ 400,000 – City of Jamestown (Recaptured Federal UDAG funds)
$ 2,000,000 – Total Project Cost
The two Riverwalk Pedestrian Bridges connect the residents in the Southside neighborhoods of Jamestown with the commercial areas downtown through pedestrian, bicycle and other non-motor-vehicle forms of transportation. The two bridges have been placed in the greenspace behind the Gateway Train Station (site of the National Comedy Center) and span over the Chadakoin River to connect to the newly constructed Greater Jamestown Riverwalk Trail, which loops throughout the City to Chautauqua Lake. One bridge runs parallel to the Washington Street Bridge (NYS Route 60). The other connect with Panzarella Park, on the backside of the City’s Board of Public Utilities complex. The project scope was designed and managed by the City Department of Public Works and lead consultant Clark Patterson Lee.
Connecting North to South
Historically, the City of Jamestown has had limited connectivity between the north and south sides of the Chadakoin River, with the vast majority of the connector streets being strictly vehicle-friendly and not conducive to pedestrian and bicycle travel. Connections to and from residential neighborhoods adjacent to the downtown core contain difficult and unsafe barriers, as many cross high speed arterial roadways. For users to reach the downtown core, connections are limited to three Southside streets (Barrett Avenue, Sprague Street, and Main Street) and one north side connection (Washington Street) which spans 50 feet above the Chadakoin River. The pedestrian bridges will be a catalyst for future economic development by creating more pedestrian activity along the waterfront, which is a key component of the City’s Downtown Redevelopment Strategy. Furthermore, the bridges will entice a critical mass of people to the waterfront area by connecting the waterfront with the downtown, the neighborhoods, and programming spaces. The bridges are also driving the completion of Greater Jamestown Riverwalk and positively impacting numerous Downtown redevelopment projects, including but not limited to the National Comedy Center.
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
City of Jamestown (DPW, Parks Department, Urban Renewal Agency & Board of Public Utilities)
Clark Patterson Lee – Architecture and Engineering
Prudent Engineering, LLP – Survey Management
R.K. Hite & Co., Inc. – Property Rights Management
Union Concrete – General Contractor
New York State: Empire State Development