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Planning Workshop for the Ivy Ridge Trail
Date: November 19, 2012
Time: 7 PM
Location: Manayunk Brew Pub, 4120 Main Street, Manayunk
Please join us for the first of three public workshops for the Ivy Ridge Trail. The proposed trail will begin at the end of the Manayunk Bridge at Dupont and High streets and follow the unused Ivy Ridge rail right of way on bridges across Leverington Avenue and the Fountain Street steps to the Ivy Ridge regional rail station.
Team members will make a brief presentation at 7:00 to outline the area of the proposed trail and to discuss opportunities and constraints. The bulk of the meeting will be focused on obtaining input from the public on their vision for the trail. Maps and aerial views of the area will be available for attendees to review. The planning process for this trail is just beginning, so it is critical for residents to participate, ensuring the trail planning and design process takes their opinions into account.
On Thursday, PennDOT announced $24 million for smart transportation projects around the state — and funds to open the Manayunk Bridge, at $1.3 million, made the cut.
No kidding. Looks like Manayunk is going to be reunited with “West Manayunk.”
Just like that — and the rails are gone.
In 5 mid-June days, a subcontracted crew with a truck from Tennessee removed every remaining rail from the Manayunk Bridge to the Ivy Ridge Regional Rail station. (Hey, it’s looking more like a trail all the time…)
The ties remain – removing them would require a separate contract that would cost SEPTA money, whereas they made a few dollars by scrapping steel from the rails.
But it looks gorgeous out there. Click the photo above for another couple photos of the rail bed, and plan on joining us in July for another cleanup of Canton Street.
If you missed the first walk in February (attended by over 100 people), the Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Coalition is holding a second walk from Bartram’s Garden to Dupont Crescent on Saturday, June 19th.
Meet us at the Bartram’s Garden parking lot at 9:30am. We will walk through the Bartram’s property to 51st Street, over to Gray’s Ferry Ave, and over the Gray’s Ferry Bridge to see the newly constructed Dupont Crescent site across the river. Refreshments will be provided. The walk will end at the Philadelphia Trolley Works, who will kindly “bus” everyone back to Bartram’s Garden after light refreshments. Approximate length of walk: 2 miles. Please RSVP for this event.