Update on the Raymond C. Hand Pass pedestrian bridge closure
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville temporarily closed the Raymond C. Hand Pass pedestrian bridge on the Clarksville Greenway back in March of this year after slope failures occurred at both ends of the bridge.
Daniel Binkley, City of Clarksville Project Manager, said Baron+Dowdle, the contractor for the Greenway Pedestrian Bridge, has retained engineers and have developed a plan for remediating the failing slopes that they constructed last fall.
Beginning Wednesday morning, portions of the trail including the Raymond C. Hand Pass pedestrian bridge will be closed to the public. The extents of the closure will extend beyond the bridge due to construction traffic entering the site. The process is said to take 3-5 weeks to complete barring any setbacks.
Despite the closure, the remainder of the Greenway continues to be open to the public. We advise citizens to use extreme caution and avoid closed areas all together which will be fenced off.
A second trailhead, located at the end of Mary’s Oak Road off of Peacher’s Mill Road, has recently been constructed providing additional parking. More expansion is the planning stages to continue the trail through Heritage Park.
For complete details about the Clarksville Greenway, please visit us online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parks&rec/ or call 931.645.7476.