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Architecture Professor Says Peace Bridge Objections Not Trivial

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – A leading professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo says the objections raised by federal and state agencies about the impact of an expanded Peace Bridge are not trivial.

Many of the area's elected leaders are fighting to preserve the cable-stayed bridge design for a new Niagara River crossing. They say the so-called "signature" bridge is key to the area's economic revival.

But UB Architecture Professor Lynda Schneekloth says the region will lose even more if it erects a bridge that destroys a local habitat. The regulators warn the bridge would harm an already threatened bird species known as the common tern.

Professor Schneekloth joined us on the phone Tuesday to talk more about this. Click the "listen" icon above to hear Mark Scott's interview now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.