Getting to know Virginia – Downtown Bridges (Potter’s bridge)

On an amazingly warm February day, I took a stroll across the new Potter’s bridge (official name T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge). The bridge is named for the late T. Tyler Potterfield, a senior planner in the Richmond Department of Planning and Development Review who was the project manager for the bridge. The project objective was to establish a universally accessible pedestrian and bike path connecting both sides of the James River, specifically Brown’s Island and Manchester.

Canal walk and part of the skyline.

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View of the Lee Bridge with the Belle Isle Pedestrian Bridge underneath it.

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Lots of turtles!

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I then drove up to the Virginia War Memorial to see the views from there.

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Train tracks in the lower portion, Potters Bridge in the middle, with the Manchester Bridge at the top.dscn0848

75 degree days in February in Richmond don’t happen very often!!

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