Manayunk Bridge is on track to have lighting installed later this year, providing 24/7 access for pedestrians and cyclists to the trail that connects Philadelphia and Lower Merion, writes Michael Tanenbaum for the Philly Voice.
According to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the timeline for this project seems to be set over the following months and is expected to be finished before the end of the year.
“When completed, the bridge will no longer be closed at night, allowing 24/7 access between these counties,” said the Bicycle Coalition.
Pedestrians and cyclists who are currently using the trail will have access to it during the installation works.
The bridge was revived around five years ago when officials in Philadelphia and Lower Merion decided to team up and open up the closed-off part of the trail.
The iconic Manayunk Bridge was incorporated into the expanding Circuit Trails network that runs across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The project has so far cost $5.67 million and offers an accessible link between Philadelphia and Montgomery County. However, a lack of funding for lighting had been a drawback, until now.
Read more about the Manayunk Bridge in the Philly Voice.