Construction Begins on Bartram’s Mile

Construction has finally begun on the long-planned Bartram’s Mile trail, the future mile-long section of the Schuylkill River Trail. A  ground-breaking ceremony was held on November 23.

Bartram’s Mile is set to run along the west Schuylkill riverbank from Grays Ferry Avenue to 56th Street and will eventually link to to the Schuylkill River Trail, thereby extending trail access to Southwest Philadelphia and historic Bartram’s Garden.  The one-mile stretch will run along Grays Ferry Ave. and 58th St. and will connect to the Grays Ferry Crescent via the planned Schuylkill Crossing swing bridge. Read more