December 2, 2016

Press Statement
James River Association celebrates completion of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge

The James River Association applauds the City of Richmond for completion and grand opening of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge on December 2, 2016. The completion of the Potterfield Memorial Bridge is the most significant milestone to date in the implementation of the Richmond Riverfront Plan, which began four years ago.

“The completion of the Potterfield Memorial Bridge is a significant milestone in the implementation of the Riverfront Plan,” said Justin Doyle, Community Conservation Manager of the James River Association. “The Potterfield Memorial Bridge is a feature all Richmonders can be proud of as it establishes a meaningful bicycle and pedestrian connection between Brown’s Island and Manchester. Additionally, it creates a unique opportunity to experience the Falls of the James. We appreciate all of the effort Mayor Jones, City Council, and City of Richmond staff members have put into implementing the plan since its adoption in 2012 and look forward to working with Mayor-elect Stoney and his administration to continue implementation.”

The Richmond Riverfront Plan was adopted after an extensive planning process led by Hargreaves Associates involving hundreds of citizens and stakeholders. The successful implementation of the Riverfront Plan is vital to Richmond’s future and will increase opportunities for the public to benefit from the James River.

Justin Doyle
Community Conservation Manager
James River Association
(804) 788-8811, ext. 212


ABOUT THE JAMES RIVER ASSOCIATION: The James River Association is a member-supported nonprofit organization founded in 1976 to serve as a guardian and voice for the James River. Throughout the James River’s 10,000-square mile watershed, the James River Association works through core programs – Education, Community Conservation, Watershed Restoration, River Advocacy and the Riverkeeper Program – to help people of all ages enjoy, appreciate and protect the beauty and health of the James River for future generations to enjoy. For more information visit