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Tampa opens new section of its Riverwalk

From left, Steve Anderson, vice chair of Friends of the Riverwalk; Bob Owens, CEO and president of Owens Realty Services; Patrick Manthey, 5; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Bob McDonaugh, administrator for Economic Opportunity, open the newest section of Riverwalk on Friday in Tampa.

WILLIE J. ALLEN JR. | Times

From left, Steve Anderson, vice chair of Friends of the Riverwalk; Bob Owens, CEO and president of Owens Realty Services; Patrick Manthey, 5; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Bob McDonaugh, administrator for Economic Opportunity, open the newest section of Riverwalk on Friday in Tampa.

What: On Friday, Tampa officials opened the newest 550 feet of the 1.5-mile Riverwalk, including an underpass at Brorein Street.

Cost: $3.2 million, with $2.1 million from federal grants and donations raised by the nonprofit Friends of the Riverwalk.

Neat feature: Fourteen pavers engraved with inspirational or thought-provoking quotes. "If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water." (Loren Eiseley)

Coming up: The segment behind the CapTrust building to the north. Construction is expected to be done in August.

What's left: Two gaps, one south of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and one north of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. The city hopes to win a $10.9 million federal grant this fall.

Prediction: "We're going to make this waterfront the focal point for everything that we do, because it is what differentiates us from other cities," Mayor Bob Buckhorn said, meaning stores, bars, restaurants and boat slips to line the banks of the Hillsborough River.

Richard Danielson, Times staff writer

Tampa opens new section of its Riverwalk 05/25/12 [Last modified: Friday, May 25, 2012 10:58pm]
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