The Monon Greenway serves pedestrian and bicycle traffic utilizing an abandoned railroad for recreational purposes.
The Greenway unites the Monon trail between the Indiana cities of Carmel and Westfield and a Pioneer Bridge was used to provide improved safety for users of the trail.
The bridge was needed to provide separation for the Monon pedestrian traffic from the recently reconstructed 146th Street.
The Pioneer steel truss bridge was designed to resemble an older railroad structure that pays homage to the history of the Monon corridor. The main span over the street incorporates acrylic panels as a safety barrier instead of commonly used wire mesh.
Westfield Mayor Andy Cook said at the grand opening, “The completion of the bridge not only provides a safe crossing across a very busy thoroughfare, but also builds on Westfield’s goal of creating trail connectivity throughout the city and Hamilton County. The bridge is a great example of local government entities partnering together to provide a valuable resource for residents.”