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The Gillis Memorial Bridge Connector (also known as the Salisbury Rail Trail Connector,) is a 0.3-mile link between two rail-trails: Salisbury's Old Eastern Marsh Trail and Newburyport's Clipper City Rail Trail and Harborwalk.
The paved 10-foot-wide trail goes under the Gillis Bridge (US Route 1) on the north bank of the Merrimack River, providing panoramic views of the harbor, marinas, and the Newburyport riverfront. A brick-paved promenade, benches, a picnic table, and a Scenes of Salisbury gallery of seven 4-by-7-foot paintings attached to the bridge abutment create a riverside oasis next to the trail.
A parking area is available on Friedenfels Road off US Route 1 in Salisbury.
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