People walking on the greenway trail


Bridge Structure 37 and 88 Replacement Projects

Crabtree Creek Trail and Little Rock Trail

The consultant project team, Alpha & Omega Group, have completed construction plans and received all approved permits for the replacement of the following two timber bridge structures located on the Capital Area Greenway:

  • Bridge Structure 37 is an existing narrow, sharp-turning timber bridge attached to an existing sewer crossing over Mine Creek just upstream of the confluence with Crabtree Creek. This timber structure will be replaced with a 12-foot-wide prefabricated pedestrian structure;
  • Bridge Structure 88 is a 64-foot timber structure on the Little Rock Trail adjacent to Chavis Way just south of Lenoir Street in Southeast Downtown Raleigh. This timber structure will be replaced with a 10-foot-wide prefabricated pedestrian structure.


Project Details

Greenways and Trails
Alpha & Omega (Design) and Span Builders, LLC (Construction)



David Bender

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources




This phase is complete.


The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department anticipates advertising the construction bid for the Bridge Structure 37 and Structure 88 Replacement Projects in Summer 2021. Construction is estimated to begin in Fall 2021 and is anticipated to re-open in Summer 2022.  View trail closure and detour map.


The City opened construction bids in October 2021 and will issue a notice to proceed (NTP) to Span Builders, LLC, to begin construction in January 2022. Detours will be available during the construction and replacement of bridge structure 37 and bridge structure 88.

During the construction and replacement of bridge structure 37 and bridge structure 88. View the Detour map.


Phase details coming soon.


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. The existing Crabtree Creek Trail extends from Lindsay Drive, east of Duraleigh Road to the Neuse River Trail.


Date Activity
Summer 2020 Complete Design and Flood Studies
June 2021 Bid/Advertise for Construction
September 2021 Award Construction Contract
January 2022 Estimated Start Construction
July 2022 Estimated Construction Completion

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