Friday, May 16, 2014

Petition: Save the Historic Chandler Mill Bridge for biking and walking

Create a nature preserve, leave a legacy in nearby Chester County.  Sign the petition.

The Kennett Township Supervisors have a few short years together as an administration. This is their chance to create a legacy for generations to come by rehabilititing the closed historic Chandler Mill Bridge into a pedestrian/biking only bridge as part of  a nature preserve and historic district for all to enjoy in perpetuity. Converting the Chandler Mill Bridge to a pedestrian and bicycle only bridge will enable the creation of the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve, a 50-acre public access preserve with an interpretive nature center. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to save a historic bridge from demolition while creating an amazing community resource, enhancing our township, and protecting our quality of life for generations to come.

The one-lane Chandler Mill Bridge, circa 1910, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since its closing to vehicular traffic in 2011, the bridge has been used extensively by dog walkers, hikers and bikers. The bridge is located at the terminus of 300 acres of conserved private lands within the emerging Red Clay Greenway public access trail. Over $11 million in today’s dollars have already been contributed to the trails and conserved lands over the past 30 years. Let's celebrate and enhance this investment.

Full article and petition details HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Just signed the petition. If you bike in northern Delaware, you've probably biked on Chandler Mill Road and understand how very special it is. If you haven't signed this petition, what are you waiting for?


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