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Old 11-19-2013, 06:01 AM
 
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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If you somehow come across the actual plan, let me know. I'd be very interested in knowing the intricacies of it.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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If you somehow come across the actual plan, let me know. I'd be very interested in knowing the intricacies of it.
I will be sure to do that. I know that there have been plans drawn out in the recent past, but I haven't seen anything for this latest version.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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http://www.cityofcharleston.org/site...Rail_Trail.pdf

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Old 11-24-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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Why, thank you!
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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Developing the trestle path and connecting South Charleston with the city will be an important project, and should be a priority. Then the Elk River Trail Project needs to happen, bring much needed business to communities along the Elk such as Clendenin, Clay, Gassaway, and Sutton. We have the potential to having an amazing trail network here, and the land is basically ripe for the development, the problem is money.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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I'm all for this project but I'm not for using the existing old railroad bridge. I think the money that would have to be spent on fixing that bridge would be better spent building a new pedestrian/bike path bridge over the river. I know people want to keep the bridge because it is historic and all that but there are times when we need to move on and I believe this is one of those times.

Also a new bridge would be a good way to introduce a new signature, architectural asset to the City.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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I'm all for this project but I'm not for using the existing old railroad bridge. I think the money that would have to be spent on fixing that bridge would be better spent building a new pedestrian/bike path bridge over the river. I know people want to keep the bridge because it is historic and all that but there are times when we need to move on and I believe this is one of those times.

Also a new bridge would be a good way to introduce a new signature, architectural asset to the City.
I am with you on this. If saving the tressel would have been reasonably affordable, then go for it. But this project has been delayed long enough due to these costs. They should have had a better vision and moved on years ago.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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I wonder what the cost would be to start from scratch. If it's significantly cheaper, I say they should raise the money for two bridges - one by the current Trestle and one from UC to the East End. I know I don't shut up about that, but if it was part of a comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle plan by the city, maybe the University would make it a priority and there would be much more momentum behind the project. Right now, it isn't even on their radar, unfortunately.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:58 AM
 
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I wonder what the cost would be to start from scratch. If it's significantly cheaper, I say they should raise the money for two bridges - one by the current Trestle and one from UC to the East End. I know I don't shut up about that, but if it was part of a comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle plan by the city, maybe the University would make it a priority and there would be much more momentum behind the project. Right now, it isn't even on their radar, unfortunately.
You have my support on this idea.
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