Ribbon Cutting Planned for River Trail
section adds 0.84 miles to path
MARIETTA - The
City of Marietta and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announce
that a ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for the newly
constructed phase of the Marietta River Trail.
It will be held at 3:30
P.M. on Monday, October 28 near the Duck Creek Bridge, located behind the
Quality Inn Event & Conference Center (700 Pike Street, Marietta).
“We are happy to introduce our newest
phase of the River Trail to the residents and visitors of Marietta, and we
would like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank all of those that helped
bring this project to fruition,” said Joe Tucker, Marietta City Engineer. “The
ribbon cutting ceremony for River Trail Phase V marks the realization of a very
important part to the River Trail System.”
Mayor Joe Matthews, who has championed
the development of multiple phases of the River Trail System, is scheduled to
be on hand to offer a few remarks regarding the newest phase and to assist in
the ribbon cutting.
“We are delighted that Mayor Matthews
has agreed to join the celebration. Our dream of constructing this phase of the
River Trail was made possible in part by him,” said Joe Tucker.
The newest addition to the River Trail
System includes 0.84 miles of 10-foot wide multi-use path along the banks of
the Ohio River and Duck Creek. This section of the trail includes a 132-foot
modified bow truss bridge over Duck Creek, and a cantilevered fence to protect
trail users traveling near the Pioneer Family Golf driving range.
The entire River Trail System now
extends approximately 4.4 miles from Indian Acres Park, along the banks of the
Muskingum River, through historic Downtown Marietta, along the banks of the
Ohio River, Over Duck Creek, and to Cogswell Lane.