Friday, November 20, 2009

North Shore Trail Link

A half-mile section of the North Shore Trail that’s bumpy with old rail ties is receiving an upgrade for a smoother path. Friends of the Riverfront Executive Director Thomas Baxter says construction will begin within a week of Nov. 20 and finish up around the first week of April. This area is located between the Millvale boathouse and the 31st Street Bridge. The total cost will be about $5 million.

“It’s a very tight corridor along the riverfront,” Baxter said. “Instead of laying trail right on the ground, this is actually a suspended trail--sort of one long bridge along the riverfront.”

During construction, a pathway will be accessible for trail goers.

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