Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is leading the development of the new Bartram's Mile segment of Schuylkill Banks, which will run along the west bank of the Schuylkill River between Grays Ferry Avenue and 58th Street, on either side of Bartram's Garden. This greenway will connect to the Grays Ferry Crescent via the Schuylkill Crossing.
Bartram's Mile is currently in design and is being fast-tracked for construction in 2016.
SRDC is working with the City of Philadelphia and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to design and build a trail segment along the east bank of the Schuylkill from South Street to the vicinity of Christian Street. The north end of this trail segment will tie in to the southern end of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk and the stair tower to the South Street Bridge.
The goal of extending the trail to Bartram’s Garden requires a link from the Grays Ferry Crescent to the west bank of the Schuylkill. Repurposing the approaches of an abandoned railroad bridge just south of the Grays Ferry Bridge, SRDC plans to build a new, fully operating swing bridge that would meet ADA requirements and provide easy access across the river for pedestrians and bicyclists.