Big changes are coming to New Britain in the form of a giant, illuminated beehive.  The aluminum sculpture will stand in the center of a new bridge that will replace the existing Main street bridge over Route 72 by mid-2018.  Here’s how the Courant describes the project:

“A $5.6 million redesign of the connection between downtown and the Little Poland section will feature pocket parks on the north end, landscaping and benches, 5-foot-wide bike lanes and 17- to 21-foot-wide sidewalks.

A huge, illuminated aluminum beehive sculpture will stand at the center, and both sides of the bridge will get 10- to 16-foot-high translucent panels in various tones of orange and honey yellow. The top of those panels will follow a gentle wave shape and will be topped with a distinctive LED lighting system.”

“It’s not about the bridge, it’s about creating this great place where people could feel they’d enjoy visiting the art and architecture downtown,” said Ted DeSantos of the Fuss & O’Neill consulting firm, and CT Main Street Center’s Board of Directors.

Read the entire article here:
Downtown New Britain To Buzz With New Bridge — Hartford Courant