Letters to the Editor

Save downtown bridge

Lexington officials want the state to give the city the Jefferson Street bridge, between West Main and West High streets, so it can tear it down for a proposed expansion of the convention center and creation of Town Branch park.
Lexington officials want the state to give the city the Jefferson Street bridge, between West Main and West High streets, so it can tear it down for a proposed expansion of the convention center and creation of Town Branch park. cbertram@herald-leader.com

As a longtime participant in and critic of Lexington Downtown Development, I fully endorse Bill Lear’s views about the West Viaduct bridge structure. I urge that it be retained and integrated as a pedestrian plaza into the new development plan for the Town Branch Park.

Its location would provide West End pedestrians a delightful view into Town Branch from above, as well as giving them a much-needed generous plaza area next to the Salvation Army headquarters.

We should not destroy an attractive and expensive piece of existing infrastructure; instead, let’s use it creatively.

Byron F. Romanowitz

Lexington

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