$11 Million Pedestrian Bridge Will Connect South End to Uptown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Plans are moving forward for a pedestrian bridge that would connect two of Charlotte's most popular areas. 

Charlotte leaders will hold a public meeting Thursday to gather opinions ona bridge that will link the Rail Trail in South Endand uptown across I-277. The developers behind the project say it's not just about convenience, it's also a safety issue. 

The Rail Trail is currently one of the busiest places in Charlotte for people to walk, bike or run but it ends just north of Carson Boulevard. If you want to continue into uptown, you have to take College Street or Morehead Street, there are cars. The pedestrian bridge would cross over I-277 from the Blue Line Stonewall Station to where the Rail Trail ends at Carson Station. 

The $11 million project is funded in part by the City of Charlotte ($3.1 million), North Carolina Department of Transportation ($3.3 million) and Mecklenburg County ($3.1 million). The remaining $1.5 million is funded privately,according to the City of Charlotte's website

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