Thursday, November 29, 2012

Somebody Poured Concrete Into the Schuylkill but Everything's Cool Folks

Anyone recently traversing the South Street or Connector bridges whose nose wasn't buried in a smartphone will have noticed a barge parked in the Schuylkill. That barge, or more specifically people working on and near it, this week dumped a lot of concrete into the river.

Now before you shout "heart" and point your ring skyward to summon Captain Planet, know that the concrete was in a controlled cylinder destined to be the first pier of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. (Follow this link to check it out on The Circuit map, where the Boardwalk is that exciting orange color!)
Photo credit: Lane Fike, Schuylkill River Development Corporation
Construction on the Boardwalk began in September. It will extend the Schuylkill River Trail from the Locust Street crossing to the South Street Bridge, connecting to the latter via a ramp on the north side of the bridge and stairs on the south side.

You can see more photos from the work on Crossing Paths, the Circuit's official blog. 

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