Missing link in New London
New London could attract visitors if we unified the downtown concrete waterfront boardwalk and built a bridge to Fort Trumbull for the Coast Guard museum. We could pitch ideas from students and engineers for a less expensive and creative bridge than $20 million. Bids could be based on safety, efficiency, lowest maintenance and attractiveness. An interesting bridge to the fort would be an attraction in itself.
It would unify the waterfront beauty and be a connection for residents and visitors. People want a place to stroll. A museum at Fort Trumbull would include spaces to park their cars.
We need to utilize what we already spent on the waterfront walkway. Continuity is what New London needs. This is the Constitution State. We need to learn from our mistakes and give back to the people by building a bridge to somewhere. Build a bridge to Fort Trumbull and build the museum out of the flood plain.
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