The Harahan Bridge Project Works To Give Cyclists Space in Memphis
If you’re an avid cycler in the Memphis area, chances are that you’e heard of the Greater Memphis Greenline, Inc. efforts. The Greater Memphis Greenline works to provide more multi-use trails, including trails for cyclists, around the Memphis area, allowing for more green space to stay and for hikers, cyclists, and others to get out and enjoy more of Memphis in a healthy and fun way.
One of the projects in the works and in conjunction with Greater Memphis Greenline, Inc. is the Harahan Bridge Project. The Bridge was constructed in 1916 and use for auto traffic until 1949. Now, people are working to make this bridge a walk way over the Mississippi River, one that walkers and cycles could all enjoy. The bridge has the roadbeds remaining from when it supported auto traffic to use for the cyclist and walkers, and to help the bridge to become part of a grand plan to have a walking trail that crosses borders.
What do you think of the idea for the Harahan Project?
Photo credited to Chris Wieland.