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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Iron Horse Trestle Meeting Recap

Great Rivers Greenway held a public meeting last Thursday seeking input from residents of St. Louis for the proposed conversion of the Iron Horse Trestle into an elevated hiking and biking trail. The Iron Horse Trestle is a long-abandoned railroad bridge that crosses Interstate 70 and enters Old North St. Louis at 11th and Tyler.

Some of the ideas presented included separate bike and walking paths, using the trestle to generate its own power for lighting, green roofs on adjacent buildings, and restoring native vegetation on ground level portions. Plans also include areas for observation and markers with information about the area. The trestle will connect to the North Riverfront Trail as well as the McKinley Bridge. The bridge connection is currently being rebuilt and will open soon.

A few more images are available here, courtesy of Steve Patterson.

Some of the participants awaiting the presentation

One of the boards displaying some of the possibilities

Design Possibilities. Courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway.

Design Possibilities. Courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway.

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