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THE TRE S TLE

E LE VATE SUS TA I N A B I L I T Y

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THE TRE S TLE

A NEW VIEW OF ST. LOUIS

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VISION S TATEMENT

The Trestle provides an unprecedented
trail experience and represents
a model of sustainability.
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THE DESIGN PROCESS

• Concept Design Phase : October 2007

• Public Forum : October 25, 2007
• Review of Concept Design
• Breakout Group Discussions
• Collection of Comments and Feedback

• Design Refinements: October 2008

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THE RIVER RING: The Trestle REGIONAL CONTEXT

The Trestle will be Cuivre
Mississippi
River
Greenway
able to connect Greenway

to the expanding
regional system Confluence
Greenway

including the Missouri River
Greenway
Riverfront Trail, Western
Greenway

Downtown
St. Louis, Illinois Missouri River
Greenway
and the surrounding Meramec
Greenway
neighborhoods via Mississippi
River
Greenway
Bike St. Louis

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The Trestle

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The Trestle

• Talking Points or Street Names?

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THE TRESTLE : HISTORY

Operations began on July 4, 1931

The McKinley Bridge served as
Route 66’s first Mississippi cross-
ing. It also played another role as a
transition between Route 66 and
an earlier form of transportation:
the electric interurban railway

The interurban rail system was
a larger, faster and cheaper
version of the electric streetcar
that helped develop industry and
connect communities on both sides
of the Mississippi

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The Trestle : Current

The current Trestle structure is well-preserved,
structurally sound and uniquely appropriate for
reuse as an elevated park and bikeway.

The Trestle at Branch Street and the
McKinley Bridge Bikeway opened to
the public on June 7, 2008.

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The Trestle’S URBAN CONTEXT: CONNECTIONS

Bike St. Louis Trails

Trestle Connection to Downtown

Trestle at Branch Street
The Trestle

McKinley Bridge Bikeway
Riverfront Trail
St. Louis Mounds Trail

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URBAN CONTEXT + ANALYSIS

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URBAN CONTEXT + ANALYSIS

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The Trestle Experience

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The Trestle Experience

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BIKE PLAZA

Hadley Street at Howard Street
(looking north)

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BIKE PLAZA

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SOUTH Trestle PARK

Aerial view of Hadley Street at
Howard Street (looking northeast)

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SOUTH Trestle PARK

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CrOSSING I-70

I-70 Trestle
(looking northeast)

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CROSSING I-70

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BROADWAY / URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD

Broadway
(looking north)

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BROADWAY / URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD

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NORTH MARKET / INDUSTRIAL RIVERFRONT

Market Street at Produce Row
(looking north)

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NORTH MARKET / INDUSTRIAL RIVERFRONT : NORTH

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NORTH MARKET / INDUSTRIAL RIVERFRONT : NORTH

North Market near the Riverfront
(looking northeast)

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NORTH MARKET / INDUSTRIAL RIVERFRONT : NORTHEAST

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RIVERFRONT / NATIVE LANDSCAPE

Along the Riverfront Trail
(looking north)

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RIVERFRONT / NATIVE LANDSCAPE

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BRANCH STEET PLAZA

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The Trestle ExperiencE : LANDSCAPe

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The Trestle Experience : VISUAL LANGUAGE + WAYFINDING

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Wind Ornaments Trail
Identity

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Mile Marker
Banner

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The Trestle Experience : VISUAL LANGUAGE + WAYFINDING

Banners

Streetscape Interpretives
Identity

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The Trestle Experience : VISUAL LANGUAGE + WAYFINDING

Security Screen Street Signage

The Trestle crossing Broadway

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The Trestle Experience : LIGHTING

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The Trestle Experience : NEW STRUCTURES

Sustainable Design

LEED Certification:
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides standards
for environmentally sustainable construction.

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The Trestle Experience : ART

Local artists
capture the idea of
sustainability

Functional objects
and amenities
are crafted from
recycled or reused
materials

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The Trestle Experience : SITE AMENITIES

Functional & Durable

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The Trestle Experience : ALTERNATIVE ENERGY + SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES
SOLAR POWER RAINWATER COLLECTION WIND POWER

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CHALLENGES

• Operations and Maintenance

• Safety and Security

• Accessibility

• Programming

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CHALLENGES : operations + maintenance

• Posted “Hours of Operation”
• Posted set of “Park/Trail – Rules/Code of Conduct”
• Design will utilize a high degree of low-maintenance materials to
minimize the frequency and extent of maintenance required
• Recycled materials
• Low-maintenance native plant materials

• Operating Scenarios
• Friends of The Trestle
• Strategic Partnerships

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CHALLENGES : SAFETY + SECURITY

• Under consideration as part of an overall safety + security strategy:
• Parking areas/trailhead facilities – security cameras with
signs posted
• Emergency call stations
• Trail location markers

• Lighting:
• Pathway lighting on trail
• Higher light levels at parking areas, trailhead and park facilities and
at vertical access points

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CHALLENGES : SAFETY + SECURITY, cont.

• Emergency vehicle access from both ends

• Open, highly visible stair design

• Multiple access points

• Guardrails – 54” high for bikes, 42” high for pedestrians

• Protection of adjacent private property
with secure green screen/trellis structures

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CHALLENGES : ACCESSIBILITY

• The Trestle will be fully accessible and will be enjoyed
by people of all ages and abilities

• At grade access to the Trestle from South Trestle Park
and Branch Street

• Elevators and/or ramps will be provided at multiple
points along the Trestle to ensure that the
park and trail are accessible to all

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CHALLENGES : PROGRAMMING

• Regularly scheduled community events
• Concerts and festivals
• Cycling events
• Nature walks
• Block parties and other community building events

• Educational opportunities
• History of St. Louis / Development of the Riverfront
• Sustainability practices
• Local industry – Produce Row and recycling

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OPPORTUNITIES: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The Trestle as inspiration:
• Green Streets
• Renewable Energy
• Recycling
• Urban Gardening
• Neighborhood Investment
• Alternative Transportation Modes
• Health + Wellness

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The Trestle PArtnership Ring

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NEXT STEPS

• Compile & Review Public Comments

• Prepare Construction Documents

• Develop Construction, Operation and Maintenance Budgets

• Explore Funding Opportunities

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a unique opportunity exists

Only two other trestles in the world have
been successfully transformed:

The Promenade Plantée in Paris, France;

and The Highline in New York City.

The Trestle in St. Louis could be next!
Thank You

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