Thursday, December 1, 2016

T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge Opens December 1, 2016.

Tyler Potterfield, Richmond city planner, historian, and author, was one of the co-founders of this blog on Richmond history. He gave the site its name. He was a friend to both Selden and I and we, as do all his friends and family, still miss him. -  Ray.

Richmond city officials announced Wednesday that a pedestrian bridge linking Brown’s Island and Manchester is set to open Friday evening.

from Richmond.Com/Richmond Times-Dispatch

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:30 pm

The T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge will open during downtown’s Grand Illumination, officials said.

Read the rest of the article HERE.
- Ray and Selden.  Send us your images of the bridge!



Connie in Hartwood said...

I am pleased to hear that Tyler's name is on this bridge! I met him when he volunteered to work with me on the roses at Hollywood Cemetery. Next time I'm in town, I will definitely take a stroll on 'his' bridge, and remember a nice man gone too soon.

Ray Bonis -- Selden Richardson. said...

Thanks Connie!!

Selden said...

Tyler was unique in that he had an abiding faith in this City and its people and the ability of the built environment to lift all boats for all Richmonders. While his book, "Nonesuch Place" brought him a measure of fame, the T Pot bridge will be a fitting memorial to Tyler for all time. In the years to come, people may not know who Tyler was or the role he played in getting that it built, but the bridge with his name will nevertheless continue to attract generations of locals and visitors to the river and unite the south and north banks.

Tyler would have been so proud of his City accomplishing this important project after the work he did promoting it and shoving it along, and the fact it pays tribute to his good works is so fitting. Good job, Tyler. Well done.