GC Donates To Friends Of Bermuda Railway Trail

November 30, 2021 | 2 Comments

The Garden Club of Bermuda has made a donation of $10,000 to the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail.

A spokesperson said, “Most of the railway line, which opened in 1931 and ran until 1948, is now a trail which is used by many locals and tourists alike, never more so these past few months with the pandemic.

Rosemary Holmes – Co-Chair GC 100th Anniversary, Jan Macdonald – GC President, Carol Sims – Co-Chair GC 100th Anniversary and Dr. Tucker Murphy – Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail President

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“In 2011, a group of companies and individuals formed the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail. Their latest venture is the bridge at Flatts Inlet. The President, Dr. Tucker Murphy, a conservation biologist and a founding member calls it ‘a bridge into a garden.’

“It was designed and built of fiberglass in Pennsylvania by E.T. Techtonics [part of Creative Composites Group] and is the longest bridge of this nature in the world. The Garden Club of Bermuda is delighted to assist with this endeavour with a donation of $10,000.

“Preserving our heritage, connecting our island through trails which are safe for pedestrians and cyclists, giving everyone an escape from an urban lifestyle, encouraging discovery, and promoting the health benefits associated with its usage are all aspects of the Club’s mission.

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“Fiberglass is strong, lightweight, mostly maintenance-free and can withstand our humid and salty climate. The colour of the bridge is a neutral green to blend in with the surrounding sea and vegetation and allow the natural beauty of the island to shine.

“To further enhance the experience, The Garden Club is also donating some plants to revegetate the landscape at each end of the bridge as well as a couple of benches for one to sit and enjoy the tranquility of the trails.

“The Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail could not have carried out this project without the help of numerous others, including volunteers from a cross section of Bermuda, ranging from Walking and Garden Club members to families from the surrounding neighbourhoods to interested architects, retirees and even a few visitors.”

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  1. nicky says:

    Well done Garden Club of Bermuda and Friends of the Bermuda Railway!

  2. Jason says:

    Is the bridge open for people to walk on

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