Take a Look at Philly’s 1st Boardwalk

Take a stroll along Philadelphia's $18M boardwalk extending the Schuylkill River Trail to the South Street Bridge.

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The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk -- Philly's first boardwalk -- stretches from the entrance of the Schuylkill River Trail at Locust Street in Center City to the South Street Bridge.
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The span goes for about 2,000 feet over top of the Schuylkill River connecting the Locust Street entrance of the Schuylkill River Trail to the South Street Bridge.
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Federal and state funds including a Tiger Grant helped pay for the nearly $18 million project.
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The boardwalk is actually made of concrete.
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Officials with Schuylkill River Development Corporation said that a rake was used to make the material look like concrete.
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Runners, walkers and bikers can now access the trail more easily from the Graduate hospital, Grays Ferry and University City neighborhoods.
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The boardwalk is made to withstand flooding, according to the SRDC.
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The lighting on the trail is solar powered so it to can also withstand flooding.
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The path officially opened on Oct. 2, 2014.
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Countless cyclists and runners are expected to use the trail.
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The project is part of a greater plan to connect trails all the way down to Fort Mifflin in South Philadelphia.
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