Gray's Ferry Crossing
The goal of extending the Schuylkill River Trail to Bartram’s Garden requires a link from the Grays Ferry Crescent to the west bank of the Schuylkill. An abandoned railroad bridge just south of the Grays Ferry Bridge offers the unique opportunity to reuse an existing structure for this river crossing. The bridge is an old turntable structure, or swing bridge, that is now permanently set in the open position. Schuylkill River Development Corporation hopes to reposition the bridge at an elevation that would meet clearance requirements for the river, with approaches that would meet ADA requirements and provide easy access to the river banks.
This project is currently in conceptual stages. Learn more about the Gray's Ferry Crossing at www.schuylkillbanks.org.