Open 3rd Street Again - Building Bridges (Not Walls) We Are In This Together!

Open 3rd Street Again - Building Bridges (Not Walls) We Are In This Together!

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Antoinette Queeney started this petition to Brian Zidek - Delaware County Coucil Chair

We respectfully request your support in our petition to open 3rd Street again by rebuilding the dam/bridge that connects the communities of Media Borough and Upper Providence Township together again.  "Healing the division in our country, cities and towns starts by looking for the common ground we share as people.” (Standtogether.org). People on both sides of the bridge love our hometown of Media.  We support our local businesses, restaurants, churches, chapels & synagogues.  We love Glen Providence Park and all the beauty, recreation and solace it provides.  But those of us on the Upper Providence side of the bridge miss the access we once had to the town we love so dearly. 

In 1996 the bridge/dam was closed due to safety reasons.  After its closing there have been decades of disorder and disdain between the borough, the county and the private pool/club that shares its border with the bridge.  After 20 years of political power plays, litigation and millions of wasted dollars, the courts determined the bridge to be reconstructed for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  The bridge was breached in spring of 2017 with reconstruction to occur 18 months post breach, funded 80% by PennDOT and 20% by the Borough of Media. In order to move forward with the court-ordered reconstruction, the engineers of the project have been requesting information from Delaware County Council back to March 2019 with no response to this day. Every quarter the borough posts “updates” on its website by the engineers noting the zero progress on obtaining the requested info.  2+ years of these engineers asking for unanswered information is more wasted taxpayer money and bureaucratic nonsense.  We want to put people before politics and move forward with making the bridge the beautiful connective asset it will be to our community.  We want to restore beauty to an area that has been blighted with road closed signs and barricades for decades.  We want to walk to the shops, restaurants, library, church, pool, elementary school and neighbors’ homes as we once were able to do.  We want to restore safety to those that continue to traverse the breached bridge despite these signs and barricades.  People want to cross the bridge and will do so open or closed so please let common sense prevail and begin construction on a bridge that will bring communities together once again. 

Please consider signing our petition to let Brian Zidek and his fellow Delaware County councilwomen and councilmen know we are aware of the politics and stall tactics that are preventing us from moving forward on an endeavor that allows for community sharing, safety and the cooperative spirit that should be synonymous with living in Media, Pennsylvania.  When people look past their differences to find common ground, we can make progress together.  We all love the many assets our hometown has to offer so let’s tear down the blockades and barricades and build up our community and neighbors.

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