A pedestrian bridge will be built downstream under the Eddy Avenue Bridge to separate Greenway walkers and bicyclists from vehicle traffic. Salem City Council approved a low-bid contract of $902,067 on Nov. 13.


The contract for one of the final pedestrian bridges for the Salem leg of the Roanoke River Greenway has been awarded, and construction is expected to begin in early spring.

Salem City Council agreed to award the low bid of $902,067 to Crossroads Bridge Inc., which was one of six firms to bid on the project. The unanimous vote came at Monday night’s council meeting, with all five council members present.

The project will be fully funded through funds awarded by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Chuck Van Allman, Salem’s Director of Community Development, said the 12-foot-wide bridge would be accessed from the existing Moyer Trail portion of the Greenway, on…

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