New Canopy Bridge And Walkway Opens In Tallahassee

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By: Bailey Myers
March 4th, 2014

Tallahassee FL- The ribbon cutting of a new trail in Tallahassee brought hundreds of families out today.

Bikers, dog walkers, and avid trail walkers all came out to see the brand new Canopy bridge. They all got a chance to walk on it for the first time today. The bridge has been a project for about fifteen years, and now the 800 foot long trail addition has finally been completed.

Tallahassee City Commissioner, Nancy Miller told us, "Well one of the things I hope they take away is that this town and this county is becoming one of the premier places to bike in the country. We are really developing trails all over."

The bridge connects Tom Brown Park and the Lafayette Heritage Trail. We were also told this project cost around $1.3 million. The money came from sales tax dollars and grants.

By: Bailey Myers
March 4, 2014, 5pm

If you like walking trails - or riding them on your bike - a new bridge will allow you a safe crossing and an incredible view.

A new canopy walkway just opened less than an hour ago, connecting two of Leon County's most traveled trails.

Hundreds are out faring the chill to enjoy the new exciting trail.

The canopy walkway connects Lafayette Heritage Trail Park and the J.R. Alford Greenway and provides a safe way to cross the train tracks. It is 800 ft in length and reaches a height of 40 ft.

This new walkway has been in the works for approximately 15 years, and the cost comes to roughly $1.3M, coming from sales tax dollars and grants.

The ribbon cutting took place at 4pm today, and the first 200 people to cross the bridge got a bandanna with a map of the trails printed on it.

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