The goal of extending the trail to Bartram’s Garden requires a link between Grays Ferry Crescent and Bartram's Mile. The ideal location for this connection is just south of the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge where an old railroad crossing is located. Work is underway to build a new, fully operating swing bridge that will meet ADA requirements and provide easy access across the river for pedestrians and cyclists.
The feasibility study for the project was funded by DVRPC and DCNR, and was completed by Amman & Whitney. Construction funding was provided by the Commonwealth of PA, the City of Philadelphia, and the Transportation Improvements Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program funded by the Federal Highway Administration.