Imagine a completely green space in downtown St. Louis to walk and bike unperturbed by roads or highways. Imagine a park, elevated above street level, sporting clear views of the Mississippi, decorated with local art installations, and completely self sustainable thanks to its own generation of solar and wind energy. Imagine an urban, outdoor space for the community that stretches from downtown St. Louis to the McKinley Bridge that crosses the Mississippi. After meeting with the director of planning for Great Rivers Greenway (GRG), Todd Antoine, I can promise you that GRG is way ahead of you; it is making this dream a reality.
According to Todd Antoine, Director of Planning for GRG, The Trestle has about 50% of the basic construction plan mapped out, greatly inspired by the New York City High Line and molded according to STL public opinion.
Check out the project at www.friendsofthetrestle.org