A pedestrian ramp for the Ben Franklin Bridge, a former rail bridge over the Schuylkill in Manayunk, and a Burlington County trail are among 13 trails getting $4 million for design and construction, local officials said Wednesday.
The trails are part of a 750-mile network being built for pedestrians and bicyclists in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.
About 285 miles of trails in the network are built, and an additional 50 miles are in development, leaving about 415 miles to go.
Trail advocates hope to complete the network within 20 years at a cost of $250 million.
The push for local trails, led by a coalition of nonprofit organizations, coincides with a national drive to create a 3,000-mile East Coast greenway from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Fla. Segments have been completed to make up about 29 percent of that greenway.