The Morgantown Pedestrian Bridge aka the Greenmont Bridge will get trail users across the creek and link the Deckers Creek Rail-Trail with the neighborhoods of Greenmont and South Park. It connects to the rail-trail near mile 1 at Stanley’s Spot Dog Park.
The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) has awarded the City of Morgantown to engineer and construct this bridge connector. The City hopes that the project construction can begin in 2017.
The site of the proposed project – the end of Kingwood Street – was once the site of a vehicular bridge that carried traffic over Deckers Creek. This bridge was demolished in the 1960s, and the abutments still remain. By repairing these abutments, the project saves money.
Morgantown is receiving $280,000 in federal funds, which will cover 80 percent of the $350,000 project. MRTC is partnering with the South Park and Greenmont Neighborhood Associations to further fund raise for this project. If you would like to donate to this project, please make a note on your check and specify Greenmont Bridge Project and send to MRTC at P.O. Box 282, Morgantown, WV 26501 or contact one of the neighborhood associations.
Major Funders and Project Partners
City of Morgantown
Greenmont Neighborhood Association
South Park Neighborhood Association
Board of Parks and Recreation Commission (BOPARC)