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Connector Bridge Wins Fourth Award

The Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge, completed in 2012, facilitates pedestrian traffic over CSX tracks that separate Schuylkill Banks from Center City. 
Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC), recently learned that the bridge has won a regional ENR (Engineering News Record) award as “Best Small Project.” This regional award covers Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and DC. As a regional winner, the Connector Bridge will now be considered for ENR’s “Best of the Best” national award in the coming months.  SRDC thanks the organizations charged with managing this project, thanks the City of Philadelphia, the Federal Highway Administration, HNTB Corporation, Rockport Construction Company, and the Design Concept Team, whose efforts resulted in this recognition.
View the full list of ENR winners here

The ENR award will share space on the wall with three previous awards for the bridge from the American Society of Highway Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies and the Construction Management Association of America. It has been gratifying to have this collaborative project recognized by so many groups.

A Love Note to the Schuylkill River Trail

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Philly Love Notes is a website devoted to just that - love notes to a place or aspect of Philadelphia, written by residents new and old. This week's Love Note was written by Poly Math (a pen name) to the Schuylkill River Trail, and features some lovely photographs of the views from Schuylkill Banks.

You can read the full love note here.

Back to Back Trail TIGER Projects in the Spotlight

Two TIGER projects are in the spotlight over the next few days.

The Connector Bridge dedication ceremony is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 20th (rain or shine).  The bridge promises to be a fantastic new access point to the Schuylkill River Trail and is the culmination of an eight year campaign to ensure at-grade and above-grade access to the Trail and Schuylkill Banks. 

The 1:00 pm ceremony will be on the City side of the Bridge, at Schuylkill River Park (25th and Spruce Streets).  Come early for the Fall Festivalthat starts at 11:00 am.  If you want to be among the first to use the Bridge, come run (or volunteer) at the 8:00 am 5K Runnin on the River that is happening that morning. You can register online!

The Port Richmond Trail gets an official groundbreaking on Monday, October 22nd at 10am.  (Note the date change!) Sponsored by the Delaware River City Corporation, this trail is the only TIGER project that is on the Delaware River.  The speakers will make their remarks from within Pulaski Park, Delaware & Allegheny Avenues, and the shovel display for photo opportunities will be on Delaware Avenue, just north of the entrance to the park.