Christian to Crescent

  • christian to crescent schuylkill banks
    The yellow line in the above image indicates trail on land, the darker orange line indicates the trail on structure and the approach to the cable bridge, and the light orange line indicates the cable bridge.

The Christian to Crescent trail segment is the final link needed to provide an entirely off-road route between Center City and the Grays Ferry Crescent for pedestrians and bicyclists. This is a difficult trail segment to design and construct because the area is still industrially active and the riverbank narrows for a portion of its length. In order to complete this segment, a cable supported bridge will be constructed along the east riverbank (shown in the rendering above).

The final design of this trail segment was completed by the Philadelphia office of AECOM. Construction is being completed by PKF Mark III Inc. Once this segment is built, SRDC’s vision of a completely off-road, multi-use trail along the Schuylkill between the Fairmount Water Works and Bartram’s Garden, two National Historic Landmarks, will be realized.

A public meeting was held on September 26, 2018 to inform the public about the proposed trail design, alignment, and related amenities. A second public meeting was held on March 3, 2020 to provide updated information about this project. Thank you to everyone who attented these meetings and gave us your feedback.

The contractor has set up the site office on the Grays Ferry Crescent trail near the 34th Street trail access ramp. Please use caution when visiting this portion of the trail because heavy equipment and machinery may be moving around in this area.