Thursday, November 1, 2012

Riverwalk - Bridges


Last week our City completed Bradenton Riverwalk

Riverwalk is 1 and 1/2 miles of brick sidewalks on the banks of the Manatee River and  includes, 
A Splash Park and Playground
Skatepark
Volley Ball Beach with white sugar sand
Outdoor Living rooms
Amphitheater
Fishing Pier
Day Dock to visit by boat
Kayak Launch

DeSoto Bridge
 Our county is divided by the Manatee River, there are 2 bridges and one train trestle that span the river. It is one and 1/2 miles from bridge to bridge with the below trestle in between.

Green Bridge is behind the trestle and was there as the only bridge when i was a child
the new park follows the bank of the river from Green bridge to the Desoto Bridge.

the train trestle is off limits to any thing but the twice daily Tropicana Train

Railroad Crossing with Green bridge in background


New fishing pier, just completed

The purpose of all this yada yada is Sunday Am bob and I went to see what the city spent 6 plus million dollars on that runs along the waterfront from bridge to bridge.... to be continued

27 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Good morning! Looks good though, I like the new fishing pier :) Have a great day!
Time to get ready for work.

SquirrelQueen said...

Well it certainly sounds like it is going to be a busy place with all the activities. I am intrigued by the outdoor living rooms, can't wait to see your photos of those.

BlueShell said...

That is an amazing bridge!!!
Love your photos, Sandra.
Kiss, kiss
BShell

Maple Lane said...

Very nice and I look forward to seeing/learning more about it. Hope you have a good day.

Catherine said...

Looking forward to seeing the results!
xo Catherine

Debra Dickinson said...

Bet you never thought you'd be taking $6mil photos, did ya? LOL. Can't wait to see. I wanna play in this park one day.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

A River Walkway sounds lovely, "at first blush". I await your verdict on whether what they did, was worth the money spent.

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those bridges are very impressive. I can see many photos coming from this beautiful area.

Muffy's Marks said...

I am anxious to hear more about this project.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm thinking this is money well spent as tourists will appreciate the area and bring money with them. :))

Chatty Crone said...

It looks great - but I am no judge of 6 million dollars - wish I had it. I do like the colorful sign too. And the fishing pier. Very nice. sandie

Remington said...

Beautiful pics! That certainly is a lot of money....

TexWisGirl said...

nice to see a boardwalk that is not destroyed by a storm right now.

DawnTreader said...

I think it sounds great with such a long riverwalk. I love walking along water. In my town it's only possible here and there to follow the river, there are a lot of interruptions (bridges, factories and other buildings, parkinglots...) They're working on extending the walkways along the river though.

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful area and trail whoa baby 6 million plus!!
I bet it would be fun to ride on the Tropicana train across the water. That track is pretty narrow.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Kathy said...

This park looks like it's got something for everyone. I'd be down there exploring too. What's the charge to ride the train between the two bridges?

S. Etole said...

What a huge expanse of bridge. Beautiful photos.

Maggie M said...

These are great pictures!!! That water is just beautiful and the bridge looks long. Hugs

SweetMarie said...

Beautiful! We would be visiting the fishing pier a lot! They spent a few bucks. :)
Looking forward to your next post!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a great initiative to give people an opportunity to enjoy an area in this way.

Ann said...

it sounds like one heck of a project. looking forward to learning more about it

Rose said...

Now you have got my curiosity going...will be back

George said...

I can hardly wait to see your report on the new walk. I certainly hope it will be worth the money.

Deb said...

what a cool place...well...was it worth the $$$$$????

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---that is neat!!! Hope you liked it since your tax dollars probably helped pay for it... ha

That would be a neat place to walk though.. I'd love it.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Looks good, but I'll await your report. I can't help but wonder if it is worth it, tho. 6 mil is a lot of dough.

LC said...

Well now I know the price tag for thinking outside the box. As a taxpayer, is your take that funding was well spent? It appears from your later posts that you, Bob and lots of others will enjoy the innovative spaces.

Can't wait to see pix of you and Bob making use of the Skatepark!