Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sycamore Creek Bridge

In attempting to get some revitalization going in East Ft. Worth, about 1 mile east of downtown off E. Lancaster Ave (State Hwy 180), I'm hoping to convince Kathleen Hicks (City Councilperson for the area) and Marc Veasey (State Rep) to obtain some money for restoring and beautifying Sycamore Creek Bridge, Sycamore creek bed with some lighting, bike trails that connect to Trinity Trails and a bike lane for East Lancaster. I noticed yesterday, that this bridge was part of the Works Progress Administration of 1935:

( "work program for the unemployed that was created in 1935 under U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. While critics called the WPA an extension of the dole or a device for creating a huge patronage army loyal to the Democratic Party, the stated purpose of the program was to provide useful work for millions of victims of the Great Depression and thus to preserve their skills and self-respect. The economy would in turn be stimulated by the increased purchasing power of the newly employed, whose wages under the program ranged from $15 to $90 per month.")

The beginning of this request will be today at the Lancaster East Business Association meeting - see post below for details.

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