An architect designing the $200 million Christopher Columbus Center for Marine Research and Exploration thinks a pedestrian bridge should be built across the Inner Harbor. "The opportunity of closing the loop would certainly be worth investigating because it would irrigate the south side" of the harbor, he says, referring to the area along Key Highway to Locust Point and Fort McHenry.
The last bridge proposed across the Inner Harbor was part of an expressway system that, mercifully, never was built. We hope nothing comes out of the foot bridge idea, either. We don't need such a costly frill. Let shuttle boats criss-cross the harbor. Walkers, meanwhile, soon will have a waterfront promenade extending all the way to Canton.