People walking on the greenway trail

Parks and Recreation

Bridge Structure 37 and 88 Replacement Projects

Crabtree Creek Trail and Little Rock Trail

Construction is completed for the following two pedestrian Capital Area Greenway system structures:

  • Bridge Structure 37 was a 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 was replaced with a 12-foot-wide prefabricated pedestrian structure.
  • Bridge Structure 88 was 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 was replaced with a 10-foot-wide steel and concrete 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.


Bridge structures 37 and 88 will be closed due to construction beginning Late March and will re-open in Fall 2022.  Detours will be available during the construction and replacement of both bridge structures.   View trail closure and detour map.


The Crabtree Creek Trail between Mile Markers 11 and 12 is closed along with a section of Mine Creek Trail between N Hills Dr and the Crabtree Creek Trail due to the construction replacement of structure 37. View Project Map and Detour. Additionally, the Little Rock Trail at Mile Marker 1 between E Lenoir St and Worth St through Chavis Park is closed due to the construction replacement of structure 88. View Project Map and Detour.  Structure 37 along Crabtree Creek Trail is estimated to be completed by October 2022 and Structure 88 at Chavis/Little Rock Trail is estimated to be completed by December of 2022.


This project is complete.

Bridge Structure 37

Bridge Structure 37

Bridge Structure 88

Bridge Structure 88


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
March 2022 Estimated Start Construction
October 2022 Structure 37 and Structure 88 Construction Complete

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