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Around the holidays the Magnolia Bridge was strung with lights and everyone thought Re-Bridge did it, but we didn’t. We thought Cabrini did it, but just learned they didn’t. Now there is a mystery waiting to be solved.
Whoever can tell us who put up the lights could win two free tickets to Boilin for the Bridges – just let us know before the 31st of March!
We had a pea soup layer of fog this morning surrounding Bayou St. John and a neighbor, Jimmy Fahrenholtz, was able to snap a nice photo of the Magnolia Bridge shrouded in the wispy mist.
The Preservation Resource Center is hosting their shotgun tour right here in the heart of Faubourg St. John and what a great day it will be because Re-Bridge is hosting its annual Boilin for the Bridges right after the tour. Come to the neighborhood and stroll some impressive shotgun houses and then head over to the boil for some spicy crawfish and ice cold beer.
Buy your tickets through the PRC’s website for the tour – Re-Bridge will have a table set up at the Pitot House that day with more information and discounted tickets for the Boil.
Hope to see you on March 31st!
Happy new year and happy beginning of work on the Magnolia Bridge! The request for proposals went on for the Environmental Study phase and we should know who and when around mid March (http://www.norpc.org/requests_for_proposals.html). We can’t tell you how excited we are to be beginning this project, because it means in the near future we will be sending an email inviting all of you Re-Bridgers to come join us on the Magnolia Bridge to celebrate the completion.
Last year was a big success for Re-Bridge and we are aiming higher for 2012 as we will need to match the funds at each phase of the Magnolia Bridge project and we are hoping to begin studying the Dumaine Street Bridge as well.
Re-Bridge Events to put on your calendar:
Saturday, March 31 – Boilin’ for the Bridges is back! This time with even bigger equipment and given the weather these days, even bigger crawfish. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to taste your first bugs and support the bridges. Ticket sales will be on the website soon. Also, earlier in the day, the Preservation Resource Center is hosting a shotgun tour in our backyard – Faubourg St. John – so come take a looky-loo at our wonderful architecture, then end your tour with an ice cold beer and some spicy bridge bugs.
Friday through Sunday – May 18-20 – Re–Bridge is teaming up with Bayou Boogaloo – more will be revealed – stay tuned.
Thank you all for your wonderful support and remember if you want to do more for Re-Bridge don’t forget to:
LIKE us on our Facebook page.
Buy a super hip tee shirt at Swirl Wines – because we’d love to see all of your gorgeous bodies boldly displaying our logo at Jazz Fest this year!
DONATE on our website (http://rebridge.org).
Spread the word – Re–Bridge!
Say HELLO to our three Tulane students who have joined us this year.
Thanks again and looking forward to a wonderful 2012!
At the City Council Meeting today, we presented an and intro and update on Re-Bridge to the City Council and asked them for help with the matching funds. They voted unanimously in support.
The Magnolia Bridge rehabilitation has been funded by the Transportation Enhancement Act and we are now hoping to match the funds that is going to jumpstart this project. Next step is the Environmental Study – Re-Bridge will be meeting with the appropriate parties to get the ball rolling on this phase. Happy New Year.
And Happy Epiphany.