The residents of Philadelphia could soon gain a major new outdoor recreation facility.
"Philadelphia has applied for a federal permit to build an extension to the Schuylkill River Trail with a bridge along the eastern bank of the Schuylkill that would allow runners, walkers, and cyclists to go over railroad tracks that have long blocked access to the river," reports Frank Kummer.
Joseph Syrnick, president of the Schuylkill River Development Corp., a nonprofit managing the project for the city, is quoted in the article describing the state of the project, which has recently completed design work, and has been in the works for years. An ambitious timeline would see the project go to bid this fall with a potential completion in 2023.
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