by Don Corrigan
Saturday, Oct. 10, was a big day for Great Rivers Greenway. In Kirkwood, a “2020 Life Outside Challenge” was underway. About 10 miles east on the trail network, a grand opening for a bridge at Bayless Avenue was celebrated.
“We had 20 challenge activities at the Kirkwood Trailhead in the categories of nature creativity and healthy play,” said Anne Milford, communications coordinator for the GRG. “The parking lot was filled with cars the whole time and there was a lot of buzz about heading east to the new bridge.”
Indeed, a sizable number of hikers, bikers and in-line skaters made the trip from Kirkwood to a new connector bridge over the River Des Peres. The new bridge connects the Gravois Greenway and the River Des Peres Greenway.