The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced on December 30, 2005, that it acquired an abandoned two-mile-long rail corridor running through St. Louis's Produce Row and conveyed it to the Great Rivers Greenway District. The corridor includes a historic elevated rail structure similar to the High Line. It will be developed by the District into a biking and pedestrian route, connecting densely populated neighborhoods north of downtown to the popular Riverfront Trail along the Mississippi River and the Branch Street Trestle Connector, as well as the McKinley Bridge Bikeway leading into Illinois. Planning and design for the project will begin in 2007, with efforts made to connect it to a larger network of paths throughout Missouri and Illinois.
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