From Friends of the Kanawha Trestle Trail website:
The Kanawha Trestle Trail is being developed as a multi-use non-motorized trail system to connect the Mound in South Charleston to the State Capitol. Future plans will connect the Elk River Valley via Coonskin Park and Kanawha City via the 35th Street Bridge.
This trail system will preserve and restore two historic and unique rail structures. One is the CSX Trestle over the Kanawha River built in 1907 that is over 4200 feet long. The other is the Whipple Bridge over the Elk River built in 1884 and is an early example of iron construction with impressive cut stone river piers.
This trail project will enhance the livability and attractiveness of Charleston, South Charleston and the surrounding area as well as create a greater sense of community and increased civic pride. Last but not least creating a more walkable community will increase the level of physical activity among residents, which promotes a healthier life-style.
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