Tuesday, March 1, 2016

No Monorail In Mud Island Park Re-Do Plan

Progress continues in plans to renovate Mud Island River Park

I love Mud Island River Park just the way it is.  Completed in 1982, the park features a scale-model replica of the Mississippi River, river museum, and amphitheater.  But its monorail may be the park's most recognizable feature.  It's a gondola-style monorail and set the scene for a famous chase in "The Firm."  Right now, the Riverfront Development Corporation is looking for a company that can take over management of the park.  One of two finalists for the job would scrap the monorail and turn the pedestrian bridge above it into a High Line (NYC) style walkway.  We'll see how it all comes together.  But I think scrapping the monorail is a mistake.

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