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Reclaimed Bridge Trail Connects Manayunk to Lower Merion Township

The Philadelphia and Lower Merion communities will have easier access to each other now that the Manayunk Bridge is set to open to pedestrians and cyclists after being closed for about three decades. (Published Friday, Oct. 30, 2015)

Runners, walkers, and bikers will have a new place to go this fall as two of the area's beloved recreation trails get connected.

Officials, including Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, cut the ribbon on the Manayunk Bridge Trail Friday morning.

The trail, which is built on an railroad bridge, features scenic views of the Schuylkill River and historical context. It connects the Schuylkill River Trail to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail -- a connection broken for nearly 30 years.

To celebrate the new trail, runners and cyclists made their way from Spring Mill Station across the 0.6-mile Manayunk Bridge before enjoying a catered picnic in Lower Merion Township.

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