Breaking Ground on Pedestrian Bridges
September 1, 2022 Press Release
Pictured L to R: Kevin Upshaw, Rose Walther, Dylan Sievers, Doug Allman, Adam Windler, Tony Tedrow, Tom Fansler IV, Tom Fansler III
The Fall Creek Township held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the development of Fall Creek Woods Natural Area. The development of the natural area continues with the construction of a 40 and 80-foot pedestrian bridge over the wooded ravines, as well as a large, 600-foot switchback that will connect the trails within the park. In total, more than 150 helical piers will be bored into the ravine to hold the structures.
Fall Creek Trustee, Doug Allman, has been instrumental in developing this project over the past few years. “Fall Creek Woods is unique to our area,” states Allman, “you are able to enjoy the beauty of the woods while observing animals in their natural habitat.”
Local contractor, Meyer Najem, will be working alongside Fall Creek Township to build the new structures. “Meyer Najem is proud to continue our partnership with Fall Creek Township,” says Senior Project Manager, Adam Windler. “ We are excited to see how this project will give the local community greater accessibility to the natural area.”
The natural area currently has over 4 miles of walking trails, which will now be connected by the construction of pedestrian bridges and switchbacks. This project is expected to be completed in Spring 2023.
Also published in the Hamilton County Reporter