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Architect presents pedestrian bridge design to FSU President John Thrasher, FSU PD

Posted at 6:19 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 19:31:02-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The push for safer crosswalks continues on the campus of Florida State University.

Local architect and bridge expert Maxim Nasab presented his renderings of a pedestrian bridge to FSU President John Thrasher and representatives from the FSU Police Department on Friday.

Nasab said they discussed short and long term solutions for safer crosswalks. The pedestrian bridge is a long-term goal.

Both Maxim Nasab and FSU Senator Fabian Sojos got involved with the project after seeing Noelle Enright's petition for the bridge.

They say representatives from the FSU Police Department and other organizations also showed up Friday, to listen and give input on what could be done.

They said they received a lot of support from President Thrasher, with the main objective being for student safety.

“I think, that after this meeting, I think it’s very possible that the bridge might happen in the long run," Nasab said. "But I know immediately we’re going to be seeing some changes with the highway and the crossing systems and pedestrian safety for sure. "

FSU Senator Fabian Sojos says he heard ideas he believes will help.

”Potential projects such as building a bridge or adding fencing and lighting here on West Tennessee St,” Sojos said.

Sojos says he and other senators are also working together on a resolution to present to the Senate.

Both say they believe Friday's meeting was a step in the right direction.

A resolution will be presented on Wednesday before the Florida State's Student government for the pedestrian bridge.

If the project eventually gets the green light it's estimated to be between $3 to $5 million.