Morgantown’s trail connections just keep getting better.
The long-awaited Deckers Creek pedestrian bridge is finally coming to pass. Located directly under the Walnut Street bridge, the span will connect the Deckers Creek rail-trail near Stanley’s Spot Dog Park with Decker Avenue in Lower Greenmont.
For trail users, this means no longer having to look wistfully across the creek toward that loaf of Phoenix Bakery bread or that Chestnut Brew Works pint—so close, yet so far! Now they’ll be a short, easy hike off the trail.
For Greenmont, and especially the lower section between the creek and Brockway Avenue, the bridge could be a real boost to lifestyles and property values.
“Greenmont has experienced a renaissance over the last 20 years,” says Greenmont Neighborhood Association President Ivy Deal. “But this has been an underused and blighted portion of our neighborhood. We’re hoping the bridge sparks forward-thinking development. It could really elevate that section of our neighborhood.”
The bridge is on track to open this spring, with the possibility of new access sidewalk and lighting to follow.
To be part of a creekside cleanup that will take place around the time of the opening, keep in touch with the Greenmont Neighborhood Association. “Greenmont Neighborhood Association” on Facebook, firstname.lastname@example.org
written by PAM KASEY
photographed by JULIAN WYANT