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PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERThe Mickley Road area in Whitehall Township has an even more scenic look with the placement of a pedestrian bridge spanning Jordan Creek. This addition is part of the ongoing Jordan Greenway Trail project. PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERThe Mickley Road area in Whitehall Township has an even more scenic look with the placement of a pedestrian bridge spanning Jordan Creek. This addition is part of the ongoing Jordan Greenway Trail project.

Pedestrian bridge placed across Jordan

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Greenway trail will begin in Allentown and end at Lehigh Valley Zoo

A picturesque bridge now takes its place as a major piece in the continuing construction of the Jordan Greenway Trail along Jordan Creek in Whitehall Township.

The pedestrian bridge was put in place Nov. 1. It is located off Mickley Road, near a grassy area where a large number of geese gather.

The bridge will link the greenway trail from the east side of Jordan Creek to the west side, near the Mickley Road apartment complex.

The pedestrian bridge will not be open to the public until the project is finished.

“We anticipate completion in early 2018,” Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. said.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation came up with the $1.3 million for the trail and bridge project.

The new pedestrian bridge was manufactured in Minnesota and arrived in three sections. It was then assembled and anchored in place.

The Jordan Greenway Trail has been a part of Wildlands Conservancy’s strategic plan for more than 10 years. The design of the trail and greenway follows the path of Jordan Creek. When it is complete, the trail will begin in Allentown at Jordan Meadows and travel across Whitehall, South Whitehall and North Whitehall townships, ending at Lehigh Valley Zoo.