The Schuylkill River Park Bridge, also known as the CSX pedestrian-bicycle bridge, includes a 95’ long truncated arch truss structure
that crosses the CSX train tracks and 10-foot-wide ADA accessible ramps that lead from the Schuylkill River Trail on one side and the Schuylkill River Park, with its community garden
, dog park and basketball courts, on the other side.
The bridge was opened to the public during a ceremony Saturday during the annual Schuylkill River Park fall festival, and by Sunday it was already buzzing with activity.
Across the city, the Delaware River City Corporation
, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
and city and state representatives broke ground Monday on the Port Richmond Trail, which will add 1.5-miles of greenway to Delaware and Allegheny avenues along the heavily industrialized section of Delaware River waterfront.