Posted on May 16, 2012 00:00
The city hosted a ribbon cutting for the newest section of the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail on Friday, May 18. The event was held at the bridge, located at the end of Teal Street.
This section of the trail was constructed at a cost of $267,000. The NC Department of Transportation contributed $250,000 and the remaining amount came from the 2006 voter-approved parks bond.
The project, which includes 170 feet of bridge and boardwalk, spans the headwaters of Bradley Creek from the end of Teal Street in the College Acres neighborhood to the edge of the Autumn Hall property. The next section of trail, running from the bridge through Autumn Hall and connecting to the trail on Eastwood Road, will begin construction this summer and is expected to be complete by the end of this year.
Approximately 11 miles of the Cross-City Trail are already complete. The entire trail, when complete, will be approximately 15 miles long and run from Wade Park in the southern portion of Wilmington to the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge.