Structure 37 Crabtree Creek Greenway Trail

Last updated Sep. 27, 2018 - 2:17 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Greenway Bridge Replacement
  • $230,000
  • Glenwood
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • Alpha & Omega (Design, Flood Studies, Bidding Assistance and Construction Administration)

Current Activity

The consultant project team, Alpha & Omega Group, are in the process of developing design/construction plans for a 12-foot wide prefabricated pedestrian structure within the proximity of the existing structure. 

The new structure will be located just south of the existing wooden Bridge 37 providing the most direct path for the Crabtree Creek Trail with minimal impacts to the surrounding area.Since the existing bridge structure is located within the floodway of Crabtree Creek and Mine Creek two flood studies are required for approval of the bridge replacement. 

Once these approvals are complete the project team will be authorized to proceed with final construction plans.


The City of Raleigh desires to replace the existing pedestrian Bridge #37 that crosses Mine Creek. Crabtree Creek Trail is considered a major route connecting Umstead Park in west Raleigh to the Neuse River Trail for a total of 14.6 miles. Funding for this project was approved as part of the 2014 Parks Bond Referendum. Structure 37 is located between I-440, Generation Drive and Kershaw Drive.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Late Summer 2019Complete Design and Flood Studies
Winter 2019 Bid/Advertise for Construction
Summer 2020 Start Construction
Winter 2020 Estimated Construction Completion


Every bridge structure has an anticipated lifespan or number of years it is expected to last prior to the need for replacement. Structure 37 is nearing the end of its lifespan and will need to be replaced in the coming years. The purpose of this project is to develop a design for a replacement bridge.

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