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Bridge at Brown’s Island dedicated to Halsey

Phil Riggan

December 7, 2011 10:02am

When our projects fall short financially, when we have our hands out in need of rescue, big corporations are often our saviors. The families behind many of Richmond’s corporate giants are usually the first to contribute to the betterment of our city.

Brenton S. HalseyWhen Venture Richmond needed someone to honor as it dedicated the new pedestrian bridge at Brown’s Island this past Friday, it looked to a man many call the “Father of the Riverfront,” a self-described river rat.

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About Phil Riggan

He's been a part of Richmond's outdoors since moving to Richmond in 1988. Earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning at VCU in 2015 with a focus on the environment, parks, transportation and nonprofits — largely due to his dedication to becoming part of the solution to advocate for outdoor initiatives, the James River and Richmond’s great parks and recreational amenities. Now works as a transportation planner with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, focusing primarily on bike/ped planning.