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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Pedestrian bridge on site for greenway extension

The pedestrian bridge is 80-feet long.

An 18-wheeler pulled into Lenoir yesterday carrying an 80-foot pedestrian bridge. The bridge will span Lower Creek as part of the greenway extension Google is building along Morganton Boulevard.

The bridge will sit on two concrete abutments on either side of Lower Creek in front of the Google Data Center. It will connect the greenway extension that starts at the intersection of Harrisburg Drive SW and Lynhaven Drive, crosses Lower Creek, and runs west along Morganton Boulevard to the old railroad track.

The new section eventually will connect to the Rail Trail that the City Public Works Department started paving last month. The Rail Trail is the old railroad that runs through town from Morganton Boulevard north to Sealed Air located on NC 90.

An 80-foot pedestrian bridge sits on a transfer truck at the Google greenway extension in Lenoir

The 80-foot pedestrian bridge was hauled into Lenoir in one piece on a transfer truck.

Two abutments on either side of Lower Creek will hold a new greenway pedestrian bridge.

The bridge will sit on two concrete abutments on either side of Lower Creek in front of the Google Data Center.

An infographic showing section of greenway Google is building along the company property

The graphic above shows the alignment of the Google greenway extension along Morganton Boulevard.

An infographic showing the proposed greenway additions in Lenoir

The solid green line is existing greenway in Lenoir. The dotted red line is the Google greenway extension. The dotted green lines are future greenway extensions. The Rail Trail runs north from the Google greenway extension.

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