Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Newest Segment of Schuylkill River Trail-Gray's Ferry Crescent-Making Progress

Tucked in between the University Avenue Bridge and the Gray's Ferry Bridge, behind the Waste Management transfer center and the old Dupont-Marshall lab site, is the newest segment of the Schuylkill River Trail under construction and the first to touch South Philadelphia.  The Crescent, a 3300 stretch of greenway that will have a multi-use path and open green space, hugs the east side of the Schuylkill River between 34th Street and Wharton Avenue.  When completed, it will be the first SRT segment built since the path was completed in 2004 between the Art Museum and Locust Street.   According to the project's sponsor, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation , planting will start in the fall and the completion date should be around the end of the year. You can access the path from the bottom of the Gray's Ferry Bridge (at 36th Street, next to the FedEx Express Ship Center driveway) and at the corner of Wharton and Schuylkill (near the Philadelphia Trolley Works).  A ramp from the 34th Street Bridge (not yet built) will be the third access point.  Photos of the Crescent at various stages of construction are here.


tbikenurse said...

I was down there the other day. I am glad to learn that there will be an access point from University Ave, 34th Street Bridge. When might that happen? Tim Carey, the traveling bicycle nurse