Anyone been on the trail under where they’ve been working on the 31st Bridge that they recently blew up? I haven’t been down that way since they did the demolition and I’m wondering if there’s been any trouble getting through.
that section of the trail isn’t too bad, some dodgeable crushed stone, but its mostly hardpack until you reach pavement.
personally, i want to strangle the jackaninny that approved the design of that horrendous pedestrian bridge, if i really wanted a ride that went “kathump kathump kathump” every 3 seconds, i’d bang my wheels with a hammer for 20 min before i left the house.
Yea that pedestrian bridge is rough. From what it feels like/looks like I think it is a precast system and the slabs were probably craned in and placed vs a poured in place system, unfortunately creating those “bumps”.
I’m on that section several times a week now, but running. The bumpy rock-filled puddles seem to be semi-permanent, but the trail is open and in pretty decent condition.
I’ve noticed that with that bridge down there are more “oops, this isn’t how you get to the island in a car?” on the trail. I also encountered a cop car on the trail, farther in-town, but they must have been driving for about a mile because there was no way for them to get on the trail (or off, for a good while). No lights, no sirens, just random cop car driving up the trail.
We’ve discussed the bridge design before on here, the conclusion that I believe in is that the bumps are actually part of the design for drainage or something. I also believe there are other ways of doing it that may produce a more pleasant riding surface, but it’s so regular it makes sense that it’s not accidental, but intentional.