Hurricane Sandy, New Bridge…

It has been so long since I posted that I almost feel silly writing, but here it goes…

Hurricane Sandy luckily didn’t do too much damage to the trail. I’ve been riding in from Manayunk  the last two days, and from there the Schuylkill River Trail is completely clear, save for some small branches and leaves and the detour that has been up under what I believe is the Strawberry Mansion bridge (hopefully fixing the deteriorating trail there, a place I know well, having slipped there in an ice storm once—ouch!). Ken reports that there are 2 downed trees blocking the Lincoln Drive trail. (The first — just past the Henry Ave. overpass — can be climbed over. The second — just past the 100-steps — can be ducked under.) I went running on Forbidden Drive Trail on Tuesday, and there were two downed trees completely blocking the trail between Kitchens and Valley Green Inn, but they were fairly easy to get around.

The other good news on the trail is that the bridge connecting the Schuylkill River Trail to the Fitler Square neighborhood is now complete! Hooray!

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One comment on “Hurricane Sandy, New Bridge…

  1. Ken says:

    I like the new bridge and it’s fun to watch the dogs in the dog park. Do you know if the barge that was in the area recently is for the extension of the trail to the South Street bridge? I hope so.

    PS I’m impressed you know about Fitler Square. I love walking the alleys in that neighborhood.

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