Officials celebrated a $1 million project to construct a pedestrian bridge for Schuylkill River Trail users over Route 724 in Union Township.
As of next year, avid cyclists and hikers will have plenty to look forward to when warm weather makes its return.
On Saturday, Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area celebrated the project initiation of a new Schuylkill River bridge that is expected to dramatically improve safety for those who need to cross Route 724 in Union Township while using the trail.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has awarded $7.9 million to 10 local projects – including two in Chester County – in southeastern Pennsylvania through the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program. Additionally, $4 million will be dedicated to future projects over the next three years.
Streams and rivers in the United States are getting saltier — and that includes Philadelphia’s Delaware and Schuylkill rivers.
It is very cold outside. In case you need any additional evidence of that (other than, you know, the fact that Philly looks like it’s currently inside a snow globe), check out the Schuylkill River. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s frozen.
Did you know that you may live in a National Heritage Area? On Sunday, January 14, Deputy Director of the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area (NHA) Tim Fenchel will present an overview of The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area and will be able to answer that question. Sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Furnace, the free program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Hopewell Furnace Conference Room.
Up the stairs from grainy black-and-white photos of Olympians and weathered trophies at Vesper Boathouse, Schuylkill Navy rowing company members Paul Laskow, Paul Horvat and Bonnie Mueller stand on a balcony overlooking the Schuylkill River. It’s a perfect December day. The sun’s peeking through Center City, speckling the water in gold. Later on, club members will undoubtedly take advantage of the mild weather for a winter row.
Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area has been awarded more that $500,000 for the construction of a pedestrian bridge along a Berks County trail.