Manayunk Bridge Linking Lower Merion, Philly Opens For Hikers, Cyclist and Joggers

November 3, 2015 The Times Herald
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It’s finally happened. The long awaited opening of the bridge linking Lower Merion and Manayunk has opened as crowds of onlookers watched Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Lower Merion Board President Liz Rogan cut the ribbon officially opening the long abandoned train bridge for a new use.

“This is the first pedestrian, cyclist-only bridge over the Schuykill River,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said as he was joined by several local officials in the middle of the bridge linking the two communities. “Not only have we revitalized an almost forgotten bridge but have transformed it into a functioning public space (that) expands and encourages recreational use.”

The Manayunk Bridge opened up in 1918 for train use and has longtime earned the nickname the S-bridge due to its distinctive S shape. For decades the bridge served a railway line that spanned the Schuylkill River from Lower Merion into Philadelphia…

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