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Trail, gardens eyed for Pelham bridge - The Journal News 10/20/16

posted Oct 24, 2016, 6:26 AM by Richard Seither   [ updated Oct 24, 2016, 6:38 AM ]

PELHAM - Susan Mutti attended a book signing in 2011 featuring Joshua David and Robert Hammond, pioneers of Manhattan's High Line Park, a greenway thriving on abandoned train tracks above city streets.

David and Hammond's 1.45-mile linear public space inspired Mutti to bring something similar to the 1-square-mile village of Pelham, where she now serves as deputy mayor.

The only realistic option for such a space in Pelham is a former railroad right of way and its trestle above Highbrook Avenue, a reinforced concrete-arch structure built in 1911 and abandoned since 1942. The bridge is part of 1.93 acres of village-owned land on the defunct New York, Westchester and Boston Railway — which represents 22 percent of the village's open space — that Mutti hopes to convert into parkland... (click link for full article)