Mandalay Pedestrian Bridge Opens and Completes Another Section of the Ream Wilson East-West Trail
CLEARWATER– Construction of the Mandalay Pedestrian Bridge is now complete, and the bridge that links the Memorial Causeway to Clearwater Beach is open for public use. The bridge provides safe, scenic access for people who wish to walk, jog, or bike to or from the beach.
The new $2.482-million structure was built with 100% federal funding. CMAQ monies, or funds established for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality projects, were used for this project.
The bridge provides an integral link of the Ream Wilson East-West Trail, a designated National Recreation Trail that connects Clearwater Beach to Tampa Bay. The trail, when complete, will provide 14 miles of paved non-motorized pathways for pedestrians.
"Trails not only provide recreation benefit, but especially in these times, offer an invaluable transportation alternative to our residents and visitors," said Kevin Dunbar, Parks & Recreation Director. "We are excited that we can offer this type of facility."
The trail is open during daylight hours for use by non-motorized users such as walkers, joggers, runners, skaters, and cyclists.
Due to budget constraints, there will be no celebration or ribbon cutting. For more information, call (727) 562-4800.
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