City of Rochester updates on 6th St. bridge project

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(ABC 6 News) – The City of Rochester gave another update Thursday on its plans for the 6th street bridge project by the Zumbro River. The city could have a new bridge there by 2026. After over 30 meetings with different project designers as well as the public, officials narrowed it down to two options for the bridge’s design.

Both bridge options include vehicle and pedestrian paths. Option A is more traditional. Option B has more space and will have seating and greenery. Officials are planning for a mural or street art underneath the bridge. Contractors will also add lighting so that people feel safer at night.

"After this, we will be taking these concepts to the city council for review and continuation of the project. Then full engineering and trying to submit for construction funds," said Jarrett Hubbard, a project manager with the City of Rochester.

Option A will cost around $14 million, while Option B will cost around $16 million. After they present this plan to the city council, they will work on requesting funding