Structure 98 Surface Replacement

Last updated Jun. 27, 2018 - 10:31 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • Dewberry Engineering, The Osborne Company of NC (Contractor)

Current Activity

On July 5th, the City of Raleigh will be closing the Neuse River Greenway at mile marker 14.5, between the trail access at Crag Burn Lane and the Allen Drive parking area, to conduct needed repairs to bridge structure 98. The Allen Drive parking area will also be closed, on July 2nd, to provide construction material and equipment staging for the projects general contractor. This map shows the location of the closed section of trail. The expected closure is anticipated to occur from early July 5th 2018 to the end of November 2018, depending on weather conditions and other construction delays. A designated detour is not provided due to limited street or sidewalk connections available in the vicinity of the bridge repair project. For more information please call 919-996-3285 or go to


The Neuse River Trail Structure 98 project is located adjacent to the Neuse River approximately 0.28 of a mile east of the parking lot at the end of Allen Drive, Raleigh, NC. A primary concern of the bridge condition is the “bumpiness” of the bridge related to the unevenness and spacing of the wood bridge deck with gaps between deck boards up to 1 inch in some locations. Additionally, the difference in height between top of adjacent deck boards reach 7/8 inch. In general, the deck boards and railings are very badly worn with widespread checks and splits and is also prone to vibrations from walking or running. The bridge decking and railing has become hazardous to both pedestrians and bicyclist due to the unlevel and splitting timber decking which can cause tripping and tire punctures.

Project involves removal of existing pedestrian bridge decking, guardrails and approach and replacing the decking, guardrail and approach. The improvements include removal of a portion of the existing greenway trail, installation of a concrete approach, bridge approach rails and removal and replacement of any signs. The contractor will be responsible for providing necessary erosion and sediment control and revegetation of disturbed area.


Picture of Structure 98 on the Neuse River Greenway Trail


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
July 5th 2018 Construction Begins
Winter 2018 Estimated Construction Complete


The Capital Area Greenway System was first adopted by City Council in 1976. This plan proposed a system of linear parks located primarily along rivers, streams, and creeks, and included the opportunity for an interconnected system of pedestrian trails across the region.

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