Harris announces $800,000 grant for Schuylkill River Trail

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12 – On the heels of a $1.48 million grant awarded earlier this year to the Schuylkill River Trail, state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., House Democratic Whip, announced an additional $800,000 in grant funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the Christian to Crescent segment of the trail.

“The completion of the Christian to Crescent segment will finalize a fully off-road pathway between Center City and Bartram’s Garden, which will connect multiple neighborhoods and allow community members to travel along the river in a relaxed setting,” Harris said. “I look forward to this project being finished and members of the community being able to fully enjoy this new greenway and move more freely between the unique neighborhoods Philadelphia has to offer.”

The $800,000 grant is from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, which provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure safe and reliable transportation for Pennsylvanians. This funding specifically will go toward construction of a cable-supported bridge structure and related connections to existing on-land trail segments on either side of the structure, as well as a bridge and ramp near the midpoint of the center span of the bridge structure to connect this route to South Philadelphia neighborhoods.

The Schuylkill River Trail is a 128-mile multi-use trail running along the Schuylkill River with trail segments in various stages of development.