Manayunk Bridge May Receive Major Rail to Trail Transformation

The Manayunk railroad bridge is due to receive a walking trail, which would connect parks on both sides of the Schuylkill River.  Officials said this week they were close to choosing design, engineering and landscape architecture teams that will use a $1.3 million PennDOT grant awarded in January for construction and earlier grants for feasibility studies and preliminary work.  

On the Philadelphia side, the bridge trail effort dovetails with the city's Green Works initiative to add 500 acres of open public space by 2015.  In Lower Merion, the bridge is seen as a component of the 60-acre, 2-mile long ribbon of urban parkland of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.    More.....

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