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Trail Foundation breaks ground on Trail Bridge

Friday, March 30, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The Trail Foundation began work on the Trail Bridge at Congress Avenue yesterday. This project will provide much-needed upgrades to the existing wooden bridge under the north side of the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. The new and improved bridge will be 172 feet long and widened to 14 feet to better accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians and meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. And, the project will add a bat-viewing deck. “This stretch of the Trail has remained the same for roughly 40 years,” Trail Foundation Executive Director Heidi Anderson said. “The Trail Bridge at Congress Avenue will increase the area’s safety, and further enhance the aesthetic and beauty of our city’s crown jewel.” The foundation promises “minimal disruption to this area of the trail” during construction.

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