McIntire Park pedestrian bridge

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The City of Charlottesville in early 2019 finally completed a pedestrian bridge across the north-south railroad line that bisects McIntire Park. The project allows for pedestrians and cyclists to travel east-west on a trail planned to run parallel to the 250 bypass[1]. [2]


The project received the endorsement from the MPO Policy Board[3]

By 2017, the project was fully funded at a cost of $2.2 million, allowing for the city to issue a request for proposals. [4]

Construction was set to begin on March 5, 2018. [5] The bridge was raised into place on September 6, 2018.[6]

The bridge was officially opened on April 20, 2019. [2]


  1. Web. City eyes funding for bike, pedestrian bridge in park, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 20, 2010, retrieved December 20, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Charlottesville's McIntire Pedestrian Bridge and Skate Park Holds Official Opening Celebration, Lottye Lockhart, News Article, WVIR NBC29, April 20, 2019, retrieved April 22, 2019.
  3. Web. Resolution of Endorsement, Transportation Enhancement Grant for City of Charlottesville Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge for Connecting east and west side of McIntire Park, MPO Policy Board, retrieved December 20, 2010.
  4. Web. Pedestrian railroad crossing in McIntire Park moving forward, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 26, 2017, retrieved December 27, 2017.
  5. Web. Construction set to begin on pedestrian bridge, skate park in McIntire Park, Staff reports, News Article, CBS19 News, January 22, 2018, retrieved January 23, 2018.
  6. Web. Bridge raised for new McIntire Skate Park, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, September 6, 2018, retrieved 2018-10-09.