The 2,0000 foot long boardwalk extension of the Schulykill River Trail to the South Street Bridge continues to move forward, but unfortunately with delays. All of the caissons, pier caps and beams are in place. The major work remaining is building the deck on the main boardwalk and ramp, involving a pouring of 21 deck spans and five ramp spans. The project should be complete late Fall of 2014.
The ramp and boardwalk are designed to accommodate emergency and maintenance vehicles. The boardwalk's 15' wide pathway will be supplemented by four widened overlooks that will allow people to rest and enjoy the views along the boardwalk without blocking the trail. This project will provide an important link to the Schuylkill River Trail and Center City from University City and West Philadelphia.