JAMESTOWN – For years there have been some issues with pedestrians getting from one side of the Chadakoin River to the other. But the new Riverwalk Twin Bridges will alleviate that problem, allowing walkers to cross the river into the downtown area.
In a statement from the City of Jamestown, Mayor Sam Teresi noted that the $2 million project not only enhances the ability to walk or bicycle to and from the downtown, but will also draw people to the waterfront and Panzarella Park near the Jamestown Board of public Utilities.
The bridges spanning the north and south sides of the river, run parallel to the Washington Street Bridge and across the river to Panzarella Park.
Teresi noted that the bridge project is driving completion of the Riverwalk project and will be part of the reshaping of the city’s various attractions.
The bridges officially opened to pedestrian traffic Saturday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Bridge Fest 2018, including entertainment and activities.
WNYNewsNow’s Justin Gould and freelance photographer Amy Gould contributed to this report.