I don’t suggest that the treacherous bridge needs to be “preserved” or want to impede progress. However, I believe there is still time to repeat my pleas (since 2012). Great design impacts future investment. Is there a small way that the design can tip its hat to Edward Hopper, Gloucester, and New England for this landmark and beacon for Cape Ann, this cherished vista across the Great Marsh?
See GMG POST September 9, 2017 for design nod aesthetic suggestions (rather than structural) The budget is good! “Does the MBTA new design for the Annisquam River Bridge look like a prison tower to you?”
Here’s how the bridge and new condos looked November 9, 2018 (double click to enlarge photos from the wordpress mosaic format)
January 8, 2019 article by Ray Lamont Gloucester Daily project. “READYING FOR REBUILD”
the design plans illustrated are the same as published previously